About the Group

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.

Meetings 2003

Date Subject/Format Presenter(s)
14 January Planning Meeting
Short Story Readings
28 January Urban Fantasy Dave (Chair)
11 February Discussion of Brian Stableford's paper "The Third Generation of Genre Science Fiction" Mike (Chair)
25 February Interactive Fiction, Part II Ed
11 March Whatever happened to the fiscal economy? (Fantasy - why does no-one ever get paid?) Dave (Chair)
25 March SF in Religious Texts: The Old Testament Howard
8 April Ghosts & Spirits in sf and fantasy Estelle (Chair)
22 April The short stories of Ursula Le Guin Carol
13 May SF in Anime: Part 1 - Not at usual venue. Steve
27 May Charles L. Harness Mike
10 June Planning Meeting, then
Short Story Readings, Book Reviews
24 June Will Self Dave
8 July Short Story Readings, Book Reviews All
19 July
Guest Author: Neal Asher
Venue: New Clarence, 20:00
22 July SF in Anime: Part 2 - Not at usual venue. Steve
12 August Desert Island (SFF) Book All
26 August Discussion of Gabe Chouinard's essay "Minor Futurism: Where SFF is Headed" Mike (Chair)
9 September Short Story Readings, Book Reviews, or maybe Desert Island Story All
23 September Guest Author: Ian Watson  
14 October TBA - Maybe SF in Religious Texts: Part 2 Howard
28 October Smarter Than The Average Wookie: Good Media Tie-in Books Ed (Chair)
11 November Phil Rickman Estelle
25 November Black & White SF
NB Rescheduled from 9th September
Lynne (Chair)
9 December Christmas Mayhem - Not at usual venue. All
23 December NO MEETING  

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