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 St. Vincent's Social Club, Queens Road, Hull, HU5 2QP.

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 2007

Date Subject/Format Presenter(s)
9 January Planning Meeting
Short Story Readings, Book Reviews - Not at usual venue
23 January Top 5 SF Films - Not at usual venue All
13 February Religion in SF - Not at usual venue Estelle (Chair)
27 February Alastair Reynolds - Not at usual venue Carol
13 March Disappointing Endings - Not at usual venue Steve (Chair)
27 March Short Story Readings, Book Reviews - Not at usual venue All
10 April The Books of William Hope Hodgson - Not at usual venue Ed
24 April Surrealism & Fantasy in Situation Comedy - Not at usual venue Dave
8 May Nina Kiriki Hoffman Mike
22 May Nature of Good & Evil in SF part II Howard & Lynne (Chair)
12 June Walter Moers Dave
Sunday 8 July Planning Meeting & Barbecue - Not at usual venue All
10 July Short Story Readings, Book Reviews All
24 July Orcs Steve
14 August Top 5 Fantasy Films All
28 August Barking Stories All
11 September Terry Pratchett 'Those who like him'
25 September Science Fiction Cliches Mike
9 October John Christopher Ed
23 October Which books made good/bad films, & why Mark (Chair)
13 November Evolution of Book Covers Carol & Steve (Chairs)
27 November R. A. Lafferty's Devil Trilogy Dave
11 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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