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.

Meeting via Zoom during lockdown.

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 2022

Date Subject/Format Presenter(s)
11 January Planning Meeting, Short Story Readings, Book Reviews All
25 January Communications Discussion - All
8 February Victoria Goddard Mike
22 February Military, conflict, 'the company', space wars Estelle chair
8 March Grunt work in space Carol chair
22 March Changing Sides Steve chair
12 April Crossing the Language Barrier Julie (Chair)
26 April Mediums & Psychics Carol
10 May GM Humans Dave (Chair)
24 May Bob Baker Ed
14 June Saad Z Hossain Dave
28 June Silvia Moreno-Garcia Lynne
12 July Planning Meeting, Short Story Readings, Book Reviews All
26 July Dictionary of SF Dave (chair)
9 August Living Buildings Dave (chsir)
23 August Sidekicks & Companions Stee (chair)
13 September Military conflict and "The Company" Estelle (chair)
27 September Lindsey Buroker Carol
11 October Crossing the language barrier Julie
25 October Kate Wilhelm's SF Mike
8 November Michel Faber Dave
22 November Shaenon K. Garrity Ed
13 December Christmas Mayhem All
28 December NO MEETING  

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

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