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. NB St. Vincent's has decided not to open on Tuesdays over the winter, so our last meeting at St. Vincent's for 2009 will be on September 22nd.
We are looking for an alternative venue from October 13th onwards: a small function/meeting room, not too noisy, in a city centre pub, available on Tuesday evenings for a zero or small fee. If you know of something that might be suitable, please get in touch.
Please contact us in advance to confirm.
For more information, contact Mike Cross, Carol Ann Kerry-Green.
|8 January||Planning Meeting, 100 Best Book Reports, Short Story Readings, Book Reviews||All|
|22 January||Short talks from a Hat, Part 4||All|
|12 February||Favourite passages of text||All|
|26 February||Books to visit as a tourist||Carol (Chair)|
|12 March||Revisiting the Past (old meeting topic)||?|
|9 April||Favourite Scenes (DVD) continued||All|
|23 April||Elizabeth Hunter||Carol|
|14 May||Representations of Hell||Dave (Chair)|
|28 May||Technological advances that will be commonplace in 20 years||Howard & Lynne|
|11 June||David Brin: Our Favorite Cliché — A World Filled With Idiots…, or, Why Films and Novels Routinely Depict Society and its Citizens as Fools||Mike (Chair)|
|25 June||Representations of God in SF (probably with reference to James Lovegrove, among others)||Dave (Chair)|
|9 July||Planning Meeting, 100 Best Book Reports, Short Story Readings, Book Reviews||All|
|23 July||Pirates, Stormtroopers & Ponies||Steve|
|13 August||50 Top Books||Carol (Chair)|
|27 August||Best Introductory SF for non-SF readers||All|
|10 September||David Brin: Our Favorite Cliché — A World Filled With Idiots…, or, Why Films and Novels Routinely Depict Society and its Citizens as Fools Continued||Mike (Chair)|
|24 September||Shifters: The Good, The Bad, & The Bloody Ugly||Carol|
|8 October||John Wyndham, Part 1||Ed|
|22 October||Guillermo del Toro||Dave|
|12 November||A. E. van Vogt, Part 2, or Orson Scott Card||Mark|
|10 December||Christmas Mayhem||All|
|25 December||NO MEETING|
The usual rider applies - if any guest authors are arranged meetings will be rearranged as appropriate.