Tuesday, September 27, 2016

John Brunner's "Shockwave Rider"

At our September 27th, 2016 Book Discussion meeting, five of our club members and/or associates discussed John Brunner's classic 1975 novel "Shockwave Rider".

If you're a Star Base Andromeda member who has read this novel but were not able to attend our discussion, and you would like to offer up your opinion, please share your thoughts here as a comment with the rest of SBA and anyone else who drops in. As part of your comments, please give "Shockwave Rider
" a score, from 1 to 10 (10 best) and identify yourself by name in your comments. Although we currently only add rating scores to our website for local members and associates who participated in the original discussion or were unable to attend the discussion due to scheduling issues, we would be curious to see how your opinion compares to ours!

If you're one of those visitors who just stumbled across us, you're welcome to share your opinion here, too.

Thank you for participating! What did you think of "Shockwave Rider
"?


Join us on November 1st at the UNL Student Union (near the food court) in downtown Lincoln for our next genre book discussion: Stephen King's fantasy novel "The Eyes of the Dragon". 
 
Ratings scores for "Shockwave Rider" from this discussion: Tim: 3; Mark: 5; Brian: 7. [Average Score: 5.00]

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Emma Newman's "Planetfall"

At our August 23rd, 2016 Book Discussion meeting, twelve of our club members and/or associates discussed Emma Newman's 2015 novel "Planetfall".

If you're a Star Base Andromeda member who has read this novel but were not able to attend our discussion, and you would like to offer up your opinion, please share your thoughts here as a comment with the rest of SBA and anyone else who drops in. As part of your comments, please give "Planetfall
" a score, from 1 to 10 (10 best) and identify yourself by name in your comments. Although we currently only add rating scores to our website for local members and associates who participated in the original discussion or were unable to attend the discussion due to scheduling issues, we would be curious to see how your opinion compares to ours!

If you're one of those visitors who just stumbled across us, you're welcome to share your opinion here, too.

Thank you for participating! What did you think of "Planetfall
"?
 
Join us on September 27th at the UNL Student Union (near the food court) in downtown Lincoln for our next genre book discussion: John Brunner's novel "Shockwave Rider". 
Ratings scores for "Planetfall" from this discussion: Joyce: 5; Frank: 6.5; Mark, Scott and Tim: 7; Brian and Elliot: 8; Amy and Marj: 8.5. [Average Score: 7.28]

Monday, July 18, 2016

Roger Zelazny's "Lord of Light"

At our July 12th, 2016 Book Discussion meeting, twelve of our club members and/or associates discussed "Lord of Light" by Roger Zelazny, a 1967 novel that won the Hugo Award.

If you're a Star Base Andromeda member who has read this novel but were not able to attend our discussion, and you would like to offer up your opinion, please share your thoughts here as a comment with the rest of SBA and anyone else who drops in. As part of your comments, please give "Lord of LIght
" a score, from 1 to 10 (10 best) and identify yourself by name in your comments. Although we currently only add rating scores to our website for local members and associates who participated in the original discussion or were unable to attend the discussion due to scheduling issues, we would be curious to see how your opinion compares to ours!

If you're one of those visitors who just stumbled across us, you're welcome to share your opinion here, too.

Thank you for participating! What did you think of "Lord of Light
"?
 

Join us on August 23rd, 2016 at The Coffee House in downtown Lincoln for our next genre book discussion: Emma Newman's novel "Planetfall". 

Ratings scores for "Lord of Light" from this discussion: Tim: 3; Mike P.: 6; Joyce: 7; Frank: 7.5; Brian: 8; Amy: 8.5; Elliot and Mark: 9. [Average Score: 7.25]

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Cixin Liu's "The Three-Body Problem"

At our May 31st, 2016 Book Discussion meeting, eleven of our club members and/or associates discussed "The Three-Body Problem" by Cixin Liu, the 2014 English-translation of a 2007 Chinese novel, whose 2014 version won the Hugo Award for Best Novel last year.

If you're a Star Base Andromeda member who has read this novel but were not able to attend our discussion, and you would like to offer up your opinion, please share your thoughts here as a comment with the rest of SBA and anyone else who drops in. As part of your comments, please give "The Three-Body Problem
" a score, from 1 to 10 (10 best) and identify yourself by name in your comments. Although we currently only add rating scores to our website for local members and associates who participated in the original discussion or were unable to attend the discussion due to scheduling issues, we would be curious to see how your opinion compares to ours!

If you're one of those visitors who just stumbled across us, you're welcome to share your opinion here, too.

Thank you for participating! What did you think of "The Three-Body Problem
"?
 

Join us on July 12th, 2016 at The Coffee House in downtown Lincoln for our next genre book discussion: the classic Roger Zelazny novel "Lord of Light". 

Ratings scores for "The Three-Body Problem" from this discussion: Scott: 5; Tim: 6; Kassie: 6.5; Marg: 7; Brian: 7.5; Amy, Joyce and Mark: 8. [Average Score: 7.00]

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

L. Sprague de Camp's "Lest Darkness Fall"

At our May 3rd, 2016 Book Discussion meeting, eight of our club members and/or associates discussed the 1939 time travel/alternate history classic, "Lest Darkness Fall" by L. Sprague de Camp.

If you're a Star Base Andromeda member who has read this collection but were not able to attend our discussion, and you would like to offer up your opinion, please share your thoughts here as a comment with the rest of SBA and anyone else who drops in. As part of your comments, please give "Lest Darkness Fall
" a score, from 1 to 10 (10 best) and identify yourself by name in your comments. Although we currently only add rating scores to our website for local members and associates who participated in the original discussion or were unable to attend the discussion due to scheduling issues, we would be curious to see how your opinion compares to ours!

If you're one of those visitors who just stumbled across us, you're welcome to share your opinion here, too.

Thank you for participating! What did you think of "Lest Darkness Fall
"?
 

Join us on May 31st, 2016 at The Coffee House in downtown Lincoln for our next genre book discussion: the winner of the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novel, Cixin Liu's "The Three Body Problem". 

Ratings scores for "Lest Darkness Fall" from this discussion: Kassie: 1; Brian and Mark: 3; Amy: 4.5; Tim: 5; Scott: 6.5; Mike P.: 7; *Clif: 9. [Average Score: 4.29]

* - score submitted after the group discussion - Clif did not participate in the discussion

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Michael Swanwick's "The Dog Said Bow-Wow"

At our March 22nd, 2016 Book Discussion meeting, eight of our club members and/or associates discussed the 2007 short story collection, "The Dog Said Bow-Wow" by Michael Swanwick, who will be the Guest of Honor at the 2016 WorldCon in Kansas City this coming August.

If you're a Star Base Andromeda member who has read this collection but were not able to attend our discussion, and you would like to offer up your opinion, please share your thoughts here as a comment with the rest of SBA and anyone else who drops in. As part of your comments, please give "The Dog Said Bow-Wow
" a score, from 1 to 10 (10 best) and identify yourself by name in your comments. Although we currently only add rating scores to our website for local members and associates who participated in the original discussion or were unable to attend the discussion due to scheduling issues, we would be curious to see how your opinion compares to ours!

If you're one of those visitors who just stumbled across us, you're welcome to share your opinion here, too.

Thank you for participating! What did you think of "The Dog Said Bow-Wow
"?



Join us on April 26th, 2016 in the downtown UNL Student Union (main floor, either North of the food court, or on couches in the center of the floor) for our next genre book discussion: The classic L. Sprague DeCamp novel, "Lest Darkness Fall".


Ratings scores for "The Dog Said Bow-Wow" from this discussion: Tim: 4; Kassie and Mark: 6; Scott, Joyce and Kameron: 7; Mike P.: 7.5; Brian: 8. [Average Score: 6.56]

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

John Wyndham's "The Chrysalids"

At our February 9th, 2016 Book Discussion meeting, nine of our club members and/or associates discussed the classic 1955 John Wyndham science fiction novel, "The Chrysalids".

If you're a Star Base Andromeda member who has read this novel but were not able to attend our discussion, and you would like to offer up your opinion, please share your thoughts here as a comment with the rest of SBA and anyone else who drops in. As part of your comments, please give "The Chrysalids
" a score, from 1 to 10 (10 best) and identify yourself by name in your comments. Although we currently only add rating scores to our website for local members and associates who participated in the original discussion or were unable to attend the discussion due to scheduling issues, we would be curious to see how your opinion compares to ours!

If you're one of those visitors who just stumbled across us, you're welcome to share your opinion here, too.

Thank you for participating! What did you think of "The Chrysalids
"?
 
Join us on March 22nd, 2016 at The Learning Commons on the north side inside Love Library on the downtown UNL campus, for our next genre book discussion: The Michael Swanwick short story collection, "The Dog Said Bow-Wow".
 
Ratings scores for "The Chrysalids" from this discussion: Kassie: 5.5; Kameron and Tim: 7; Mike P. and Mark: 7.5; Joyce: 8; Scott and Brian: 8.5. [Average Score: 7.31]