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 St. Vincent's Social Club, Queens Road, Hull, HU5 2QP.
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.
|9 January||Planning Meeting
Short Story Readings, Book Reviews - Not at usual venue
|23 January||Top 5 SF Films - Not at usual venue||All|
|13 February||Religion in SF - Not at usual venue||Estelle (Chair)|
|27 February||Alastair Reynolds - Not at usual venue||Carol|
|13 March||Disappointing Endings - Not at usual venue||Steve (Chair)|
|27 March||Short Story Readings, Book Reviews - Not at usual venue||All|
|10 April||The Books of William Hope Hodgson - Not at usual venue||Ed|
|24 April||Surrealism & Fantasy in Situation Comedy - Not at usual venue||Dave|
|8 May||Nina Kiriki Hoffman||Mike|
|22 May||Nature of Good & Evil in SF part II||Howard & Lynne (Chair)|
|12 June||Walter Moers||Dave|
|Sunday 8 July||Planning Meeting & Barbecue - Not at usual venue||All|
|10 July||Short Story Readings, Book Reviews||All|
|14 August||Top 5 Fantasy Films||All|
|28 August||Barking Stories||All|
|11 September||Terry Pratchett||'Those who like him'|
|25 September||Science Fiction Cliches||Mike|
|9 October||John Christopher||Ed|
|23 October||Which books made good/bad films, & why||Mark (Chair)|
|13 November||Evolution of Book Covers||Carol & Steve (Chairs)|
|27 November||R. A. Lafferty's Devil Trilogy||Dave|
|11 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.