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

Monday, 9 August 2010

EVENT: Conrad Williams Signing

Hey guys! New event news!

Conrad Williams is an author based in Manchester who will be coming into Waterstone's Liverpool One to do a signing to promote his newest release: Blonde on a Stick. Blonde is his first crime novel and features a substantial section set in our very own Liverpool. If that doesn't appeal to you (and you may be asking what it's doing on this blog) then you may be interested to know that Conrad's previous books are of the Horror genre.

He is a past recipient of the Littlewood Arc Prize, and the International Horror Guild Award. He was awarded the British Fantasy Society (BFS) Award for best newcomer in 1993, and best novella in 2008 for The Scalding Rooms. His last novel One was been nominated for the BFS best novel this year. Conrad Williams is definitely on the up and if you want to get in on the action now and be able to tell your friends in years to come that you'd read Conrad Williams ages ago and even have some signed editions then come along and meet him, buy a book or two and get them signed.

The event is on Friday 20th August, 2pm. If you can't make it down I can always reserve some books for you. Even if Blonde on a Stick isn't your style, I've got plenty of copies of One and some of his other novels all waiting. Come along, you might regret it in the future if you don't.

Besides, the majority of authors who come to our store are non-genre so we should do all we can to encourage Liverpool One as a must-stop location for genre authors increasing our odds of being selected to host big names in the future (unfortunately as it stands Manchester Deansgate is the "must stop" location in the North West and we follow in second place).

Conrad's Blog and His Twitter Page

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