4th Saturday of every month usually (check calendar) 11 am - 1 pm
Cafe Express 3800 Southwest Frwy Houston Tx 77027
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction. Mostly novels, but we've done a graphic novel, and short stories occasionally
We have five regular members with a few more who sometimes come. To select a book we have three guidelines: someone must have recently read it and recommend it; the book must be discussable for two hours; the book must be available (in library or bookstore--out of print books must be common in used book stores). A member suggests and describes a book and if the group agrees to it, that member is responsible for facilitating the discussion. (We have a few members willing to stand in if you don't want to facilitate.) We try to balance how many of each genre we read so we have variety. We read some "classics" but we also read more recent choices as they are more complex and often better written. Each person orders food items before the group starts and we eat at the beginning of the meeting time while we get started.
There is parking on both sides of the Cafe. Facing the menu where you order lunch you go to the right and down the long strip of tables. We're usually on the window side.
We are interested in exploring a world unlike our reality: a future altered by technology developments; a society in which there are magical powers; our culture with a twist; more ideas by creative, outside-the-box writers. If you are also interested, come explore with us.
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin; Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card; The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick; the Golden Compass trilogy; Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut; American Gods by Neil Gaiman; Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons; Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson; Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein; Hyperion by Dan Simmons; Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clark; The Book of Merlyn by T.H. White; The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells.