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SF&F Book Club

Let’s read more science fiction & fantasy books by black and indigenous authors (BIPOC), who are often underrepresented by industry forces.

About this Event

About This Event Series

The plan is to read more science fiction and fantasy books by black and indigenous authors (BIPOC), who are often underrepresented by industry forces. If you’re not interested, go join some other book club. If you are interested, invite your SF&F loving friends! Anyone’s allowed, as long as they love SF&F.

 

When & What

Each month, they’ll read one of the books listed below, then get together on the third Friday of the month to discuss it for about an hour and a half.

They’ll get together online via Google Meet to chat about the book. You’ll need to use a Gmail account to get into Google Meet. Log into EventBrite, and then it’ll give you a button to show the Google Meet link. The link may change each month.

If we start getting an attendance of more than ten, they may split off into smaller groups.

Bring at least one question to ask others to spark a conversation.

 

The Books

Here’s what’s coming up next.

If you’re just now joining us, feel free to go back and read some of the ones we already read (further below) to give you more context to our conversations.

  • My Soul to Keep (African Immortals series) by Tananarive Due
  • (print/ebook only)
  • Fri, March19, 2021 at 7pm
  • Special guests and co-hosted by Sistah Scifi!

 

  • UPCOMING BOOKS:
  • Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson (print/e/audiobook) – April
  • Afromyth Vol. 2 (A Fantasy Collection) (print/ebook only) – May
  • Empire of Wild by Cherie Demaline (print/e/audiobook) – June
  • Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter (print/ebook only) – July
  • The Seedbearing Prince by DaVaun Sanders (print/ebook only) – Aug
  • Wild Seed by Octavia Butler (print/e/audiobook) – Sept
  • + more books by N.K. Jemisin and others!
  • (Feel free to let me know if there are books by BIPOC you’d like us to read!)

Support Black Authors by Buying Their Books at a Black-Owned Bookstore!

Sistah Scifi is a fantastic online bookstore that carries books we read as part of this book club! They also have really cool merch, comics, and more. Check it out at sistahscifi.com

 

Support black and indigenous authors by buying their books and sharing their work! The books we’ve already read make for a great reading list:

  • Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (DONE – JULY 2020)
  • Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (DONE – AUGUST)
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (DONE – SEPTEMBER)
  • Of Cinder and Bone by Kyoko M (DONE – OCTOBER)
  • The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark (DONE – NOVEMBER)
  • The Wolf Queen: The Hope of Aferi by Cerece Rennie Murphy (DONE – DECEMBER)
  • The Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (DONE – JANUARY 2021)
  • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (DONE – FEBRUARY 2021)

 

Get these and more at sistahscifi.com!

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, May 21, 2021, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Past Dates

  • Friday, March 19, 2021, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
  • Friday, April 16, 2021, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Location

Online