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. 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.

Meetings 2019

Date Subject/Format Presenter(s)
8 January Planning Meeting, Short Story Readings, Book Reviews All
22 January Blade Runner: The Final Cut
12 February Ben Aaronovitch Ed
26 February Found Texts Dave (Chair)
12 March Man-Machine Interface Steve
26 March The Offworld Colonies of Withernsea Dave (Chair)
9 April Witches, Warlocks and Wizards Carol
23 April SF&F Film Soundtracks Lynne (Chair)
14 May R. A. MacAvoy Mike
28 May Videos or talks from a Hat All
11 June Videos or talks from a Hat All
25 June A. N. Author (To be determined) Dave
9 July Planning Meeting, Short Story Readings, Book Reviews All
23 July Amnesia Dave (Chair)
13 August Film
27 August Becky Chambers Mike
10 September Supernatural/Secret Government Investigation Departments Estelle (Chair)
24 September Fictional Moon Landings Steve (Chair)
8 October History of Disney Steve
22 October Supernatural Police etc Carol (Chair)
12 November Terrance Dicks Ed
26 November Cixin Liu Dave
11 December
Christmas Mayhem All
24 December NO MEETING  

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

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