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.
|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.