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Wednesday, July 6th, 2005
10:35 pm
SF author events (very incomplete)
Connie Willis and Michael Swanwick at the SF Museum, 12 and 26 July.
Thursday, March 17th, 2005
11:01 am
Andre Norton
Andre Norton died today, at the age of 93. Her first book was published in 1934, last one coming out soon.
Monday, January 31st, 2005
10:51 pm
February science fiction readings
Nothing! It is a vast wasteland of nothing! (No one I've heard of, anyway. I decided not to click through every single event on Elliott Bay's web site this month.)

[ETA: Evidently the SF museum has some. Thanks, jillbertini.]
Tuesday, December 28th, 2004
11:18 pm
interesting book list
Fifty Fantasy & Science Fiction Works That Socialists Should Read

Thought maybe I'd try to start some discussion to see if anyone had any opinions on the comments and books listed there.
Sunday, October 10th, 2004
4:36 pm
So I read through both of our books in record time, because I stopped reading LJ. So when are we meeting?
Saturday, October 2nd, 2004
3:25 pm
October science fiction readings
(Elliott Bay Book Company and the University Bookstore both included. Also perhaps some liberties taken with what's science fiction.

Tuesday 5 October, 7pm
UWAA College of Engineering Lecture Series presents "Making Finding Nemo and Gollum: The Science of Digital Filmmaking". UW Kane Hall 110. Register at uwalum.com or call (206) 543-0540.

Saturday 9 October, 3pm
Jon Scieszka for Science Verse. Bellevue University Bookstore. Free.

Sunday 17 October, 2:30pm
Eileen Gunn, L. Timmel Duchamp, Gwyneth Jones, & Nicola Griffith. UW University Bookstore. Free.

Tuesday 19 October, 7:30 pm
Speculations, the Elliott Bay Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club, discusses William Gibson's Pattern Recognition. In-store. Free.

Monday 25 October, 7pm
Matt Ruff for a new printing of Sewer, Gas and Electric. The Allegro Cafe, 4214 University Way NE. Free.

Thursday 28 October, 7pm
Mark Emmert, Rusty Barcelo, Susan Jeffords, and David C. Hodge present "Creating Futures". UW Kane Hall, Room 130. Registration required.
Wednesday, September 8th, 2004
11:05 pm
next book: Forever War + Forever Peace
Next book is two books: Joe Haldeman's Forever War and Forever Peace. We'd better get reading....
Friday, September 3rd, 2004
8:12 pm
Elliott Bay science fiction readings for September
Tuesday, 7 September, 7:30 pm
The Elliott Bay Book Club is discussing Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. In-store. Free.
7:50 pm
U Bookstore science fiction readings for September
Tuesday, 21 September, 7:30pm
Neal Stephenson for System of the World: Volume Three of the Baroque Cycle. UW Kane Hall 130. $5 or buy the book, suitably baroque signing rules available at ubookstore.com.
Thursday, September 2nd, 2004
11:30 pm
Looking for suggestions
There's a growing sub-genre of science fiction featuring the idea that since the human brain is just a biological computer, it might be possible to reprogram it. Stephenson's _Snow Crash_ is the first one I can think of that really gets into the concept, though a bunch of cyberpunk from the 80's touches on it, and there might be older stuff (I'm not counting mind control/psionics type things, or just altering memories, for which a small mountain of prior art exists).

What I can't think of is an example where editing someone's mind/exec-ing a new program in that brain is, in the long run, beneficial to the recipient and perceived as so by others.

Wednesday, August 4th, 2004
10:28 am
Elliott Bay science fiction readings for August
Tuesday, 17 August, 7:30 pm
Speculations, the SFF book group, is discussing Iain Banks' novel, Look to Windward. In-store. Free.
10:28 am
U Bookstore science fiction readings for August
Tuesday, 17 August, 7pm
Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson for Dune: The Battle of Corrin. University Store. Free.
Wednesday, July 21st, 2004
5:30 pm
meeting for Bloodchild by Octavia Butler
Any objections to next Thursday evening, 7pm, at Golden Gardens?
Wednesday, June 30th, 2004
12:52 pm
Elliott Bay science fiction readings for July
Thursday 22 July, 7:30 pm
One Ring Zero (SF-oriented music) with Jonathan Ames (mainstream novelist). In-store. Free.

Saturday 31 July, 3 pm
China Mieville for Iron Council. In-store. Free.
12:52 pm
U Bookstore science fiction readings for July
From ubookstore.com, where longer descriptions live.

Tuesday 6 July, 7:30pm
Geoff Ryman as part of The Clarion West Reading Series. UW Kane Hall. $4 regular admission, $3 senior/student. Tickets available 1 July.

Tuesday 13 July, 7:30pm
John Kessel and James Patrick Kelly as part of The Clarion West Reading Series. UW Kane Hall. $4 regular admission, $3 senior/student. Tickets available 1 July.

Tuesday 20 July, 7:30pm
Larissa Lai as part of The Clarion West Reading Series. UW Kane Hall. $4 regular admission, $3 senior/student. Tickets available 1 July.

Friday 30 July, 7 pm
China Mieville for Iron Council. University store. Free.
Sunday, June 27th, 2004
8:19 pm
New non-fiction reading group
For a while now we've been kicking around the idea of having a group for non-fiction reading, so I've created one at dampnonfiction. (The name that jinian suggested, "rainydayscholars", was one letter too long…)
Saturday, June 26th, 2004
1:58 am
Hey, didn't we used to have a science fiction reading group or something?

Someone wanna suggest some books? We could, I dunno, read one, get together and talk about it...
Thursday, June 24th, 2004
8:31 pm
next book: Bloodchild by Octavia Butler
(jinian here)
No one is sure what was supposed to happen as far as book selection, so those of us at the rainydayelves meeting tonight have decided to dictate a female author and a new and interesting format. Bloodchild is a short story collection, and we're all going to read the entire book and talk about the stories that especially grabbed us. If that turns out to be too much material, well, we'll find that out. I think it'll be interesting.

Does meeting in about two weeks sound feasible for everyone? The library has at least a few copies of the book, so people shouldn't have trouble getting hold of it.
Tuesday, June 1st, 2004
2:52 pm
University Bookstore readings for June
Yoinked from ubookstore.com, where longer descriptions live.

Wednesday, June 9, 7:30 pm
Kim Stanley Robinson for Forty Signs of Rain. UW Kane Hall. $3 or buy the book.

Monday, June 21, 7pm
Steven Barnes for Star Wars: The Cestus Deception. University store. Free.

Tuesday, June 22, 7:30pm
Pat Murphy as part of The Clarion West Reading Series. UW Kane Hall. $4 regular admission, $3 senior/student.

Monday, June 28, 7pm
Greg Bear for Dead Lines. University store. Free.

(I'm a little disturbed by the "free if you buy the book" tendency in the recent listings. Have the publishers just had a brainwave, or is this a UBS thing now?)
Sunday, May 30th, 2004
11:33 am
hey kids
So, I live in Texas after lving in Bremerton,Washington for most of my life. I am so glad to find this community, so i can learn of good thingd to read. Here the books tend to be rather Oprah book clubish.

Thank you my fellow Washingtonians!
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