Denver Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club

Welcome science fiction and fantasy book readers!
Our science fiction & fantasy reading and discussion group has talked about over 200 books since the summer of 1994!
Book for January 24, 2018 -- John Dies at the End by David Wong
Book for February 14, 2018 -- Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny
Book for February 28, 2018 -- Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky
Book for March 14, 2018 -- The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin
Book for March 28, 2018 -- Autonomous by Annalee Newitz
Book for April 11, 2018 -- Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Book for April 25, 2018 -- Deepsix by Jack McDevitt
Book for May 9, 2018 -- The Brotherhood of the Wheel by R. S. Belcher
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Some of our previous book club selections, sorted alphabetically by author
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God's War by Kameron Hurley
Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear
White Cat by Holly Black
Habitation of the Blessed by Catherynne M. Valente

Featured previous book club selection, from June 1999:
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien    `

flying saucer We meet generally twice a month
We're a group, a book club, of science fiction and fantasy fans.
We meet from around 7:30PM until 10PM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.  In November and December, due to the holidays, we meet only on the 2nd Wednesdays.

You're welcome to join us!  We're meeting at the Village Inn at I-25 and Colorado Blvd. in Denver.  We've met at a handful of different locations over the years.  If you have any questions you can contact us at
We alternate between reading science fiction and fantasy books
Once in a while our book club strays slightly from the SF genre. Future selections are recommended by and chosen by the group.  We usually choose readily available, popular paperbacks.
Our group has read and discussed many, many books
Below are listed our last one hundred and seven (107!) book selections (there are many more). We individually rate the books we've read. You're welcome to see which books we'd each recommend. The ratings and opinions of group members often differ.
Those book selections with linked pages include feature cover art, blurbs, author bibliographies, and author links.  Some include book summaries, commentaries, or critiques.
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer -- dystopian science fiction
The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley -- epic fantasy
Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson -- science fiction, espionage
The Just City by Jo Walton -- fantasy, inspired by ancient Greece
The Jennifer Morgue by Charles Stross -- humorous science fiction and horror
Dangerous Visions edited by Harlan Ellison -- science fiction short story anthology
Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart -- fantasy, inspired by imperial China
Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex Wells -- science fiction, colonization
Behind the Throne by K. B. Wagers -- science fiction, space opera
The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi -- science fiction
The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley -- science fiction
Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone -- fantasy
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers -- science fiction
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee -- hard science fiction
Red Rising by Pierce Brown -- science fiction
City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett -- epic fantasy
The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey -- dystopian science fiction
Hundred Ghost Soup by Robert Chansky -- dark fantasy, mythology
Planetfall by Emma Newman -- science fiction, coloniztion
The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin -- science fantasy
Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear -- steampunk fantasy
Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald -- science fiction
Crosstalk by Connie Willis -- romantic comedy, science fiction
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins -- dark fantasy, horror
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders -- fantasy, science fiction
Lilith by George MacDonald -- 19th century fantasy literature
Steel Beach by John Varley -- science fiction
Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo -- historical fiction fantasy
Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer -- science fiction
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman -- YA fantasy
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson -- children's fantasy adventure
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson -- science fiction
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemison -- science fantasy
The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher -- steampunk fantasy
Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie -- science fiction
Uprooted by Naomi Novik -- fantasy
Crystal Society by Max Harms -- science fiction
The Devil's Eye by Jack McDevitt -- science fiction
The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin -- fantasy
Orion by Ben Bova -- science fiction
The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom -- fantasy fairytale
The Affinities by Robert Charles Wilson -- science fiction
The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley -- fantasy
Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson -- science fiction
The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson -- fantasy
The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi -- science fiction thriller
Mort by Terry Pratchett -- humorous fantasy
The Humanoids by Jack Williamson -- classic science fiction
Vermilion by Molly Tanzer -- weird western
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman -- mainstream fantasy
Startide Rising by David Brin -- science fiction
2015 Hugo Award nominated short stories & novelettes
The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson -- science fiction
Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie -- science fiction
The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison -- fantasy
The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu -- Chinese science fiction
Skin Game by Jim Butcher -- urban fantasy
City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett -- fantasy
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer -- new weird SF
River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay -- fantasy
The Martian by Andy Weir -- science fiction
Echopraxia by Peter Watts -- hard science fiction
The Doubt Factory by Paolo Bacigalupi -- YA fiction
Last Call by Tim Powers -- fantasy
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente -- YA fantasy
The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein -- science fantasy
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley -- classic science fiction
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker -- historical fantasy
Starters by Lissa Price -- YA SF dystopia
The Circle by Dave Eggers -- science fiction
Ash by Malinda Lo -- YA GLBT fantasy
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin - science fiction
Neptune's Brood by Charles Stross - science fiction
2014 Hugo Nominated Short Stories & Novelettes
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie - science fiction
Warbound by Larry Correia - noir fantasy
The Daedalus Incident by Michael J. Martinez - science fantasy
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson - epic fantasy
The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi - YA science fiction
Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis - fantasy
Divergent by Veronica Roth - YA SF dypstopia
Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay - fantasy
Wool by Hugh Howey - science fiction
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch - fantasy
Caliban's War by James S.A. Corey- science fiction
Auraria by Tim Westover - fantasy
Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks - science fiction
The King's Blood by Daniel Abraham - fantasy
Maul by Tricia Sullivan - science fiction
Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud - YA fantasy
Lucifer's Hammer by Jerry Pournelle & Larry Niven - science fiction
Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie - fantasy
Blackout by Mira Grant - zombie science fiction
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold - science fiction
2013 Hugo nominated short stories and novelettes
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed - fantasy
2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson - science fiction
Redshirts by John Scalzi - science fiction
Finch by Jeff VanderMeer - fantasy noir
Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler - science fiction
Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis - fantasy
The Light of Other Days by Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter - science fiction
Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear - fantasy
The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley - YA fantasy
The Half-Made World by Felix Gilman - fantasy
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - science fiction
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson - fantasy

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