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 White Hart, Alfred Gelder Street. 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 2006

Date Subject/Format Presenter(s)
10 January Planning Meeting
Short Story Readings
24 January What makes a good short story All (1 example each)
14 February Small Presses Dave (Chair)
28 February Altered States of Perception Steve (Chair)
14 March Comfort Reading Howard? / All
28 March Sheri Tepper - Postponed
11 April Alfred Bester Mike
25 April Horror Mark (Chair)
9 May Comfort Reading / Films - Not at usual venue Estelle
23 May Zoran Zivkovic Dave
13 June Sheri Tepper Carol
27 June Peter Milligan - Not at usual venue Ed
Sunday 9 July Planning Meeting, & Barbecue - Not at usual venue All
11 July Short Story Readings, Book Reviews - Not at usual venue All
25 July Discussion based around Jack McDevitt's 12 Blunders - How Aspiring Writers Get It Wrong, and mentioning Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing Mike (Chair)
8 August Dragons Over Hollywood - Not at usual venue Steve
22 August Space Opera Carol (Chair)
12 September Meeting Cancelled
26 September Favourite SF Novel - Not at usual venue All
10 October Favourite Fantasy Novel - Not at usual venue All
24 October Novel Profiles - Not at usual venue Ed & Mark
14 November Jack McDevitt Mike
28 November The Birth of Science and Age of Reason Carol & Dave
12 December Christmas Mayhem - Not at usual venue All
26 December NO MEETING  

The usual rider applies - if any guest authors are arranged meetings will be rearranged as appropriate.

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