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 previously 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 2008

Date Subject/Format Presenter(s)
8 January Planning Meeting
Short Story Readings, Book Reviews
22 January Sequels, Prequels, Remakes; Good, Bad or Indifferent? All
12 February Identity in SF & F All
26 February Where SF Meets History Carol
11 March Predicting the Future Howard & Lynne
25 March Use of Astrology in SF&F All
8 April Jasper Fforde Estelle
22 April John Christopher, Part 2: Childrens Stories Ed
13 May John Varley Mike
27 May Death as Character and/or Concept in SF&F Steve (Chair)
10 June Gerry Anderson (NB not at usual venue) Steve
24 June John Shirley Dave
Sunday 28 June Planning Meeting & Barbecue (NB not at usual venue) All
8 July Short Story Readings, Book Reviews All
22 July Time Travel Carol
12 August John Varley, Part 2 Mike
26 August Arthurian Mythos All
9 September The Next Big Thing Howard & Lynne
23 September Radio SF & The Spoken Word Mark
14 October Bryan Fuller (NB not at usual venue) Dave
28 October Cities as Characters (NB not at usual venue) Lynne (Chair)
11 November Alan Moore Ed
25 November Unusual Titles All
9 December Christmas Mayhem - Not at usual venue All
23 December NO MEETING  

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

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