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 recently 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 The White Hart, Alfred Gelder Street. Please contact us in advance to confirm.
For more information, contact Mike Cross, Carol Ann Kerry-Green, or visit our new web site at www.hullsf.plus.com.
|10 January||Planning Meeting
Short Story Readings
|24 January||What makes a good short story||All (1 example each)|
|14 February||Small Presses||Dave (Chair)|
|28 February||Altered States of Perception||Steve (Chair)|
|14 March||Comfort Reading||Howard? / All|
|28 March||Sheri Tepper - Postponed
|11 April||Alfred Bester||Mike|
|25 April||Horror||Mark (Chair)|
|9 May||Comfort Reading / Films - Not at usual venue||Estelle|
|23 May||Zoran Zivkovic||Dave|
|13 June||Sheri Tepper||Carol|
|27 June||Peter Milligan - Not at usual venue||Ed|
|Sunday 9 July||Planning Meeting, & Barbecue - Not at usual venue||All|
|11 July||Short Story Readings, Book Reviews - Not at usual venue||All|
|25 July||Discussion based around Jack McDevitt's 12 Blunders - How Aspiring Writers Get It Wrong, and mentioning Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing||Mike (Chair)|
|8 August||Dragons Over Hollywood - Not at usual venue||Steve|
|22 August||Space Opera||Carol (Chair)|
|12 September||Meeting Cancelled|
|26 September||Favourite SF Novel - Not at usual venue||All|
|10 October||Favourite Fantasy Novel - Not at usual venue||All|
|24 October||Novel Profiles - Not at usual venue||Ed & Mark|
|14 November||Jack McDevitt||Mike|
|28 November||The Birth of Science and Age of Reason||Carol & Dave|
|12 December||Christmas Mayhem - Not at usual venue||All|
|26 December||NO MEETING|
The usual rider applies - if any guest authors are arranged meetings will be rearranged as appropriate.