Coming up for it's second birthday Aberdeen.ScienceFictionBookClub.org is starting 2016 in style by meeting to discuss the Iain M. banks classic "The Player of Games" on January 14th 2016.
The Aberdeen Science Fiction Book Club meets on the second Thursday of every month in central Aberdeen and is open to women and men interested in meeting like-minded people with an interest in science-fiction novels and short stories.
Every month they read a book from their reading list, set in advance by their undemocratically chosen Leaders, then meet up to discuss what they liked or disliked about it. Simple. And it's free!
Location: The Belmont Cinema, 49 Belmont St, Aberdeen AB10 1JS [google maps]
Ask and you shall receive....hopefully. As part of Iain M. Banks latest book launch for his new Culture novel, Hydrogen Sonata, Orbit Books has arranged for a Google+ event.
Banks, along with Peter F. Hamilton and Alistair Reynolds will all participate in a Q&A live at 6pm (BST/GMT) on the 27th September. The panel of stand-out British sci-fi authors will take part in the Google+ Hangout, answering questions posed by readers and fans.
To be part of the event, take a look over at Orbit's website (www.orbitbooks.net) where information on how to join in or listen to a broadcast of the discussion can be found.