The Chicago Nerd Social Club’s Science Fiction/Fantasy Bookclub is open to new science fiction and/or fantasy readers as well as die hard fans. We are a diverse group of readers of various ages and backgrounds, meeting once a month for book discussions. Our discussions tend to range across various topics, comparisons to other novels, science, history, politics, religion, and philosophy, with that being said we often segue into other non related topics as well.
The bookclub is held on the second Monday of the month, 6:30PM – 7:30PM, on Zoom, please reach out for more information. Next month’s book selection is voted on by current month attendees but even if you didn’t finish the current book please stop by and help us choose our next book.
Please keep in mind that all CNSC-affiliated events are governed by our Anti-Harassment Policy and that we are guests of our awesome hosts, Open Books.
For February's Book Club we will be reading Vita Nostra by Sergey and Marina Dyachenko. Sasha Samokhina has been accepted to the Institute of Special Technologies. Or, more precisely, she’s been chosen.
Situated in a tiny village, she finds the students are bizarre, and the curriculum even more so. The books are impossible to read, the lessons obscure to the point of maddening, and the work refuses memorization. Using terror and coercion to keep the students in line, the school does not punish them for their transgressions and failures; instead, it is their families that pay a terrible price. Yet despite her fear, Sasha undergoes changes that defy the dictates of matter and time; experiences which are nothing she has ever dreamed of . . . and suddenly all she could ever want.
We host the Book Club meeting via a private Zoom meeting, please reach paul @ chicagonerds.com for an invite.