Waterstone's Liverpool One Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club

Waterstones Liverpool One Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club

"This is space. It's sometimes called the final frontier. (Except that of course you can't have a *final* frontier, because there'd be nothing for it to be a frontier *to*, but as frontiers go, it's pretty penultimate...)"
- Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures

About Us

This is the official blog for the book club held in the book lounge of Waterstones Liverpool One.

The group meet at 6pm on the first Monday of the month to discuss their thoughts and opinions on the books selected. The books range from classic fantasy to brand new science fiction short story collections.

It's a fun and friendly atmosphere and all are welcome: from those who have never read any science fiction or fantasy before, to those who don't read anything else.

The group, and this blog, are administered by Glyn Morgan, the Bookseller responsible for the Science Fiction section of the store and an avid reader of SF who is currently studying for his PhD at the University of Liverpool.

If you would like to comment on any of the books we've read, this month or in the distant past, please feel free to contribute to the comments section of the relevant posts.

Visit this club's little sister: Coffee and Comics

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Changing Permissions

After some feedback at the last session I've tweaked the permissions on the blog to allow anyone to post a comment, irrespective of whether you have a Blogger account or not. This means the blog is more exposed to spam but hopefully I can keep on top of it and clean up any mess before it becomes too intrusive.

Enjoy the freedom folks :-)

- Glyn

P.S. Discussion summary of Slaughterhouse 5 coming soon.


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  2. Just read, shadow prowler by Alexey Pehov, a russian author, concerning a quest for a magical object to save the world. an author not previously read as new to the country, but not a bad read, the tale is told in first person, harold as the story teller and main character. at times this method is enjoyable as it does allow for a bit of surprise from other characters rather than a three page explanation of what they going to do and then doing it. but it does suffer from lack of other viewpoints, all characteristics, personality and traits are described by Harold, which does lead to an observational outlook, and tends to follow his human attribute of judging others by what he sees and hears. the story does start off quite simple and appears to be childishly writen in some aspects, but this changes as the stroy develops and the pace quickens up. over all a fluffy read


  3. I got a proof copy of that book ages ago and never got around to reading it - I heard it was really good, it apparently did really well in its native Russian. Maybe I won't quite rush to read it just yet, after all the new Terry Pratchett is out in paperback now (half price in store - shameless plug) ;-)

  4. unseen academicals is so typical pratchett, great characters and story line, kind of fits in at the moment to.