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, 5 October 2010

Happy Birthday Blog

"Happy Birthday to Blog
Happy Birthday to Blog
Happy Birthday Waterstone's Liverpool One Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club Blog
Happy Birthday to Blog"

Exactly 1 year ago today I posted the first entry on this blog. Since then we've grown and grown, receiving a record 704 views last month from people other than me. As the map on the right shows, these views have come mainly from the UK but also from distant lands (the figures are based only on the stats recorded by the blog for the last three months, not the whole year).

Other birthday stats: The most visited post on the blog is "Sister Book Club Forming: Coffee and Comics" with 76 views, closely followed by the summary of our discussion of The City and The City by China MiƩville. The Sister Book Club post probably did so well thanks to some Twitter publicity from Graphic Novel author (and author of 800 Years of Haunted Liverpool), John Reppion. The blog also benefited from a recent piece of good PR by Science Fiction critic and publisher Cheryl Morgan (no relation) who picked us out for praise on her site.

So here's to a successful first year and the hope of many more.

Upwards and Onwards!

- Glyn

Edit: Apparently the blog shares its birthday with Liverpool-born horror supremo Clive Barker himself. Let's hope he hasn't seen the score we gave to Hellbound Heart....


  1. Hi Glyn. Wow a year - how time flies. Could you send me your email address please as I made notes at Monday's meeting. Hope the gig was good! :)

  2. I know, doesn't seem all that long ago. The gig was amazing (all the more for being free) I facebooked a few photos if you're interested: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=185283&id=284105067&l=365bb87a37

    You can e-mail me at g.r.morgan < stop the spam! > @ Hotmail .com - removing the obvious items in <> and spaces. Thanks!

  3. Happy Birthday a year old, not necessarilly a year wiser should bring a cake the next meeting to celebrate

  4. Just finished reading Forever War- Forever Free, nice pleasant read, the humans wanting away from man and tureans was a natural situation giving background of war and strife, to find they do not fit in anymore, there nothing like being a cuckoo in the nest and the conflict of those children who where born into the situation. The reveal of the ohmi was bordering on a comedy act, or the character from fantastic four who can not think of the name of, who can change state at will. A different conclusion, the universe as strands on a table was good and the way that the strands could be changed cliched enough to be pleasing. as a point not worked out if all them billions would fit into a 3. mile cave but good image of it