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.

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Tuesday, 4 October 2011

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin


Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky - a palace above the clouds where gods' and mortals' lives are intertwined. There, to her shock, Yeine is named one of the potential heirs to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with a pair of cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history. But it's not just mortals who have secrets worth hiding and Yeine will learn how perilous the world can be when love and hate - and gods and mortals - are bound inseparably.

What Did We Think?

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 Scores were as follows: 6, 7, 7, 7, 7


  1. Hey Glyn
    I don't think I'm going to be able to make it to any meetings for the next few months :( Things have just been so hectic and I can't see it slowing down for a while and unfortunately this is eating into reading time. Really wish I could get the books read and come along but maybe in the new year. Hope all goes well with them :)

  2. I'm not sure if this is the right place to post, but I'll leave it here and see how it goes!

    I was wondering if this book club is still open to new members. If so, I was thinking of coming to the December meeting, as I wouldn't have time to read the Diana Wynne Jones book, and Asimov seems like an author I should try and read. I'm a fan of science fiction and fantasy on tv and film, and enjoy reading fantasy (two of my favourite books coming from this genre) , but but I'm new to the science fiction genre in books.

    Anyway, from what I've read on this blog, it seems to be an interesting book group. Would it be okay if I came along to the December meeting?


  3. Hi Helen
    The group is open to any new members every month and everyone is really friendly so I know they'll welcome you. Hope you enjoy the book :)