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New graphic novels in our collection

written by Jen O.

Since some of our SF-F readers also read graphic novels, I wanted to highlight some of our new graphic novels (and ones on order):

Read This, Then That: LOCK IN by John Scalzi and Other Sci-Fi Crime Reads

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Courtesy of BookRiot, some ideas of what to read if you liked Lock In:

New books for the SF-F section!

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As always, I like to give you a teaser of some of the new books that are here, and on order for, the SF-F section:

The sequel to The Bone Season ---

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is The Mime Order!  And yes, we already have it on order here for the Library

Vanity Fair interview with author Samantha Shannon

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Q&A with the author of The Bone Season

Positron Chicago

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I'm passing this along to interested readers who might want more opportunities to discuss books:

Our December book: The Bone Season

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Our December book is The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Additional books from our November meeting

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As always, people have an opportunity to mention what other books they've been reading:

 

Our discussion of Lock In

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We met last night to discuss Lock In by John Scalzi ---- and had, as usual, a pretty lively discussion!

21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

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21 Books that changed Science Fiction and Fantasy Forever ----

Why yes --- we DO have New Books!!!

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Yes, yes, shiny new books .... on the New shelves and coming to the Library in the next several weeks:

Legendary TV buys Lock In

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Saw this about Lock In --- had to share:

New SF-F paperbacks

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Here are just a few of the new paperbacks for our SF-F Section:

Disability Today and John Scalzi's Great, New Novel 'Lock In'

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Really interesting article on The Huffington Post ---

Announcing the 2014 World Fantasy Winners!

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Announcing the 2014 World Fantasy Winners!

Our November book: Lock In by John Scalzi

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Our November book is Lock In by John Scalzi

Extra books mentioned at our October meeting

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As always, readers have an opportunity to mention what other books they’ve been reading recently.   Here are the books people talked about at our October meeting:

Our discussion of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

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Last night, the group met to discuss The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Graveyard Books

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Here's a collage of the variety of covers for The Graveyard Book:

A "Graveyard Tour" with Neil Gaiman

written by Jen O.

I found this to share with everyone: the Kids' Book Club: A "Graveyard" Tour with Neil Gaiman on NPR.   

More Neil! More Graveyard Book!

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More Graveyard Book!  Neil interviews himself!  P. Craig Russell presents the graphic novel version!

The Graveyard Book -- read by Neil!

written by Jen O.

In anticipation of our discussion this month, I wanted to share this with everyone:

Our October choice: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

written by Jen O.

Our October selection is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Additional books mentioned at our September meeting

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As always, people have an opportunity when we meet each month to talk about what else they've been reading - - - 

Our discussion of The Daedalus Incident

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The group met recently to discuss The Daedalus Incident 

New books in SF-F

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As always, a preview of the shiny new books coming to the SF-F section . . . 

Ten Questions about The Daedalus Incident ---

written by Jen O.

In anticipation of our upcoming discussion, I again bring you Ten Questions courtesy of Chuck Wendig:

Our September book

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Our September book is The Daedalus Incident by Michael Martinez

Extra books mentioned at our August discussion:

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Here are the other books people mentioned they were reading when we met in August:

Our discussion of Neuromancer

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Last night, we met to discuss Neuromancer by William Gibson

Another interesting article about Neuromancer

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30 Years of Neuromancer (article on Kirkus Reviews)

Some of the new SFF in our collection --

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Here are just a few of the great new books for our collection:

William Gibson: the man who saw tomorrow

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From the Guardian:

A pretty interesting quote from Terry Pratchett

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What makes for a good fantasy novel?

New graphic novels for our collection

written by Jen O.

Here's a sampling of some of our new graphic novels ---

Announcing the 2014 Hugo Award Winners

written by Jen O.

Why yes, Ann Leckie has done it again ...

2014 World Fantasy Award nominees

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The 2014 World Fantasy Award winners will be announced in November ....

The next time you're looking for something to read .... blend!

written by Jen O.

Looking for your next read? Try the genre blender!

Old Man's War -- on TV!

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Yes, Scalzi expands into television ....

2014 Hugo Awards -- winners will be announced soon!

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The 2014 Hugo Award winners will be announced on August 17th

Our August selection: Neuromancer

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Our August book is Neuromancer by William Gibson

Our discussion of Lock-in isn't until November ... but why wait for this?

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I know we aren't scheduled to discuss Lock-In until November, but I didn't feel like waiting to share this:

Other books mentioned at our July discussion --

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Here are the other books people were reading in July:

More from our discussion of Promise of Blood

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More from our discussion: Q&A with author Brian McClellan!

Our discussion of Promise of Blood

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Last night, we met to discuss Promise of Blood:

More awards for Ramez Naam ---

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Just in from Angry Robot ---- more award news for author Ramez Naam!

And this, from author Chuck Wendig about Brian McClellan

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More about author Brian McClellan, via author Chuck Wendig

About author Brian McClellan

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A bit about this month's author:

Nexus Wins the Prometheus Award!

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Nexus Wins the Prometheus Award!

A Long Overdue Nod to SciFi and Fantasy’s Best Librarians

written by Jen O.

The awesome folks over at Tor.com give a nod to fantastic librarians

Eisner Awards --- winners announced soon!

written by Jen O.

The Eisner Award winners will be announced on July 25th

We're starting a Chess Club here at the Library!

written by Jen O.

Players are invited to join us for Chess Mondays this summer!

Humble Bundle of sci-fi books

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There is a current humble bundle full of sci-fi books!

New books in the SF-F Section!

written by Jen O.

Here are just a few of the shiny, new books in our collection:

2014 Locus Award winners!

written by Jen O.

The 2014 Locus Award winners were recently announced - - -

Extra books mentioned at our June meeting

written by Jen O.

Every time we meet, people mention some of the great books they've been reading ---

As promised, the interview of Ramez Naam by author Chuck Wendig

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As promised at our June discussion, here is the Chuck Wendig/Ramez Naam conversation

Our June discussion: Nexus by Ramez Naam

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We met on June 28th to discuss Nexus by Ramez Naam

In anticipation of our discussion this week ---

written by Jen O.

An interview with author Ramez Naam!

Lifeline Theatre present Monstrous Regiment!

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Terry Pratchett's Monstrous Regiment -- in Chicago!

Summer Read begins on June 7th!

written by Jen O.

Summer Read begins on Saturday, June 7th!

Our JUNE selection is Nexus

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Our June selection is Nexus by Ramez Naam

Extra books mentioned at our May meeting

written by Jen O.

Here are the extra books mentioned at our May meeting:

Our discussion of The Woman Who Died a Lot

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We met last night to discuss The Woman Who Died A Lot --

More on The Woman Who Died a Lot ---

written by Jen O.

Special Features - courtesy of the author!

Nebula Winners announced!

written by Jen O.

The 2013 Nebula Award winners have been announced ---

Infinite Worlds in the Library

written by Jen O.

I found a really cool book in our art section ...

Extra books mentioned at our April discussion

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Here are the other books mentioned at our April meeting:

More Upcoming Conventions:

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Here are some more SF-F conventions coming up soon:

Upcoming Convention: WisCon

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WisCon is coming up at the end of May --

Our discussion of vN by Madeline Ashby

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We had our usual lively meeting -- and here's what people had to say:

New books in the SF-F Section

written by Jen O.

Here are just a few of our shiny, new books in the Science Fiction/Fantasy section:

2013 British Science Fiction Association Award winners!

written by Jen O.

The 2013 BSFA award winners are ...

2014 David Gemmell Award for Fantasy

written by Jen O.

The shortlist has been announced!

2014 Hugo Award nominees have been announced!!

written by Jen O.

The 2014 Hugo Award nominees have been announced! Here's the scoop...

2013 Nebula Nominees Announced!

written by Jen O.

The 2013 Nebula Award nominees were announced....

Some of the new Graphic Novels in the Library ---

written by Jen O.

Here's a sampling of some of our new Graphic Novels:

Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist

written by Jen O.

The 28th Arthur C Clarke Award shortlist has been announced!

Shiny new titles coming to the library!

written by Jen O.

Here's just a teaser of some of the new books coming to the SF-F section:

About our April selection: vN

written by Jen O.

So what's vN about?

Additional books mentioned at our March meeting

written by Jen O.

As always, people have an opportunity to mention what other books they've been reading:

Our discussion of Ares Express

written by Jen O.

The group met last night to discuss Ares Express by Ian McDonald. I’ll try to hit some of the highlights of our discussion here:

Nebula Nominees announced!

written by Jen O.

The 2013 Nebula Nominees have been announced!

Extra books mentioned at our February meeting

written by Jen O.

Here are the extra books people mentioned at our February meeting:

Book review: The Martian by Andy Weir

written by Jen O.

Here's Mike's review of The Martian

Our discussion of Kraken by China Mieville

written by Jen O.

We met on Wednesday, February 26th to discuss Kraken -- here's what people had to say!

Our February book: Kraken by China Mieville

written by Jen O.

We will meet on Wednesday, February 26th at 7:00 pm to discuss Kraken by China Mieville.

Our discussion of Redshirts

written by Jen O.

We met on January 29th to discuss Redshirts by John Scalzi. I’ll do my best here to summarize what people had to say, but we always welcome more discussion — so comments are welcome!

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