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 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.
|12 January||Planning Meeting, Short Story Readings, Book Reviews||All|
|26 January||Isolation||Lynne (chair)|
|9 February||Metafiction||Dave (chair)|
|23 February||SF & Fantasy in 1980s French animation||Steve|
|9 March||The Jonbar Point||Dave (chair)|
|23 March||The Family||Carol (chair)|
|13 April||Addiction||Estelle (chair)|
|27 April||John M. Ford||Mike|
|11 May||Internet, prediction vs actuality||Steve (chair)|
|25 May||A. N. Author, prob Rob Shearman||Ed|
|8 June||A N Author, or poss Chinese SF||Dave|
|22 June||Transoortation||Carol (chair)|
|13 July||Planning Meeting, Short Story Readings, Book Reviews||All|
|27 July||The Bobby Ewing Effect - a discussion of disappointments|
|10 August||Non-linear Chronology, Part 2||Carol (Chair)|
|24 August||Changing Landscapes & Lost Worlds||Dave|
|14 September||Nicola Griffith||Mike|
|28 September||Irish Trilogy by Cartoon Saloon||Steve|
|12 October||Vampire Variations||Carol|
|26 October||Maps||Dave (Chair)|
|9 November||Iconic Movies: Impact & Legacy||Steve (Chair)|
|23 November||The Unreliable Narrator||Dave (Chair)|
|14 December||Christmas Mayhem||All|
|28 December||NO MEETING|
The usual rider applies - if any guest authors are arranged meetings will be rearranged as appropriate.