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). For a description of what we actually do, see Meeting Formats.

Previous guests have included authors Pat Cadigan, Graham Joyce, Colin Greenland, Neal Asher, and Ian Watson. 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, Carol Ann Kerry-Green, or visit our new web site at www.hullsf.plus.com.

Meetings 2004

Date Subject/Format Presenter(s)
13 January Planning Meeting
Short Story Readings
27 January Big Fat Fantasy (Trilogies): The Good, the Bad & the Ugly? It's Not All Dead Wood in the Forest Mike (Chair)
10 February The Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlists Carol
24 February The Big Read Top 10 Estelle (Chair)
9 March Mary Wesley Mike
23 March Short Story Readings, Book Reviews All
13 April Early TV SF (Pre Star Trek) Steve (Chair)
27 April Eastern European SF Mark
11 May Smarter Than The Average Wookie... Part 2
NB Originally scheduled for March 23rd
25 May Robert Sheckley's Novels Dave
8 June Ursula Le Guin's Non-Earthsea Novels - Postponed
Short Story Readings, Book Reviews
22 June Forgotten Writers Dave (Chair)
4 July
Planning Meeting & BBQ
Not at usual venue
13 July Short Story Readings, Book Reviews All
27 July Room 101 (pick 1 'sf/f/h' item) All, chaired by Estelle
10 August Desert Island Short Stories (3 each) All
24 August Jean Pierre Jeunet
Not at usual venue
14 September Venus in SF Dilys (Chair)
28 September James H. Schmitz Mike
12 October Translation All, chaired by Dave
Saturday 23 October Guest Author: Stephen Palmer
Friends Meeting House, 19:30 - 22:00
26 October Wobbly Chariots (From Von Daniken to Graham Hancock)
Not at usual venue
9 November Artificial Intelligence All, chaired by Howard
23 November Jane Gaskell Carol
14 December Christmas Mayhem - Not at usual venue. All
28 December NO MEETING  

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