The Hull SF Group was set up in 1988 to bring together people interested in speculative fiction/science fiction. Activities include informal member's talks, guest speakers (including authors), debates, readings and social events (eg meals). There is also a Writers Group which holds weekend workshops occasionally.
Previous guests have included authors Pat Cadigan, Graham Joyce, and Colin Greenland. A few examples of topics discussed: 'Alternative Histories', 'Mythical Creatures', 'Music and SF', and 'Feminist Utopias'. Authors recently discussed include Samuel R. Delany, Joanna Russ, Garry Kilworth, and Jeff Noon.
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month (except the 4th Tuesday in December), 8.00pm to 10.30pm upstairs in The New Clarence, Charles Street (near the New Theatre). Please contact us in advance to confirm.
For more information, contact Mike Cross or Carol Ann Kerry-Green.
|8 January||Short Story Readings,
plus Gill Alderman
|22 January||Esoteric boundaries between SF and the mainstream with (v)zen(n) diagrams||Dave|
|12 February||China Mieville, Lord of the Rings, etc||All|
|26 February||Guest Author - China Mieville *POSTPONED*
The nature of warfare in science fiction and fantasy (Delayed from 12 February)
|12 March||Czerneda, Hilgartner, Reynolds - 2001 Discoveries
*** NOT AT USUAL VENUE ***
|26 March||Anthony Burgess - beyond Clockwork Orange||Mark Bones|
|9 April||Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea||Carol Kerry-Green|
|23 April||Flann O'Brien||Dave Roberts|
|14 May||Jorge Luis Borges||Ed Jolley|
|28 May||SF Poetry||Mark Bones (Chair)|
|11 June||Magical properties of purity in science fiction and fantasy||Estelle roberts|
|25 June||The nature of good and evil||Lynne Taylor (Chair)|
|9 July||Short Story Readings, & Book Reviews||All|
|23 July||Friendships in SF & Fantasy||Carol Kerry-Green (Chair)|
|13 August||What makes a character - take your favourite character and tell us what makes her/him 'real' to you, what qualities does s/he have that makes you care about them.||Howard Baker & Lynne Taylor (Chair)|
|27 August||The Killer Ms - Ken MacLeod, Maxine McArthur and John Meaney||Mike Cross|
|10 September||Children's sf and fantasy||Estelle Roberts|
|24 September||Coen Brothers Films||Dave Roberts|
|8 October||Discussion of Brian Stableford's 1976 paper "The Needs and Demands of the Science Fiction Reader: A Sociological Perspective"||Mike Cross (Chair)|
|22 October||Aspects of Time Part II||Howard Baker & Lynne Taylor|
|12 November||Interactive Fiction||Ed Jolley|
|26 November||Jeff Noon||Mark Bones|
|10 December||Christmas Mayhem - Not at usual venue.||All|
|24 December||NO MEETING|