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.
|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|
|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
|9 December||Christmas Mayhem - Not at usual venue.||All|
|23 December||NO MEETING|