Thursday, August 24, 2017

Madeleine L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time"

At our July 18th, 2017 Book Discussion meeting, six of our club members and/or associates discussed Madeleine L'Engle's classic YA science fiction novel, "A Wrinkle in Time".

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 "A Wrinkle in Time
" 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 "A Wrinkle in Time
"?


Join us on September 5th in the downtown UNL Student Union, just North of the Food Court, for our next genre book discussion: The Ted Chiang short story collection "Stories of Your Life and Others", the title story of which was the basis for the 2016 film Arrival.
 
Ratings scores for "A Wrinkle in Time" from this discussion: Marj: 7; Mark, Scott: 8; Amy, Brian: 10. [Average Score: 8.33 (updated)]

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Peter Watts' "Blindsight"

At our June 27th, 2017 Book Discussion meeting, eight of our club members and/or associates discussed the 2006 Peter Watts Hard science fiction novel, "Blindsight".

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 "Blindsight
" 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 "Blindsight
"?
 
Join us on July 18th at The Coffee House in downtown Lincoln for our next genre book discussion: Madeleine L'Engle's classic YA science fiction novel "A Wrinkle in Time".
Ratings scores for "Blindsight" from this discussion: Brian: 3; Amy, Mark: 5; Joyce: 8. [Average Score: 5.25]

Kate Wilhelm's "Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang"

At our May 16th, 2017 Book Discussion meeting, six of our club members and/or associates discussed the classic Kate Wilhelm science fiction novel, "Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang".

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 "Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
" 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 "Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
"?
 
Join us on June 27th at The Coffee House in downtown Lincoln for our next genre book discussion: Peter Watt's 2006 Hard science fiction novel "Blindsight".
Ratings scores for "Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang" from this discussion: Joyce: 5; Tim: 6; Mike: 6.5; Brian: 7; Scott: 8 [Average Score: 6.58]

James Gunn's "Transcendental"

At our April 11th, 2017 Book Discussion meeting, seven of our club members and/or associates discussed Science Fiction Grandmaster James Gunn's science fiction novel "Transcendental".

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 "Transcendental
" 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 "Transcendental
"?
 
Join us on May 16th at The Coffee House in downtown Lincoln for our next genre book discussion: Kate Wilhelm's classic science fiction novel "Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang".

Ratings scores for "Transcendental" from this discussion: Tim: 5; Brian, Frank, Joyce, Mike, Scott: 8. [Average Score: 7.50]

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Michael Crichton's "The Andromeda Strain"

At our March 7th, 2017 Book Discussion meeting, eight of our club members and/or associates discussed Michael Crichton's 1969 science fiction thriller "The Andromeda Strain".

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 Andromeda Strain
" 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 Andromeda Strain
"?
 
Join us on April 11th at the UNL Student Union (near the food court) in downtown Lincoln for our next genre book discussion: Science Fiction Grandmaster James Gunn's recent 2013 science fiction novel "Transcendental".
Ratings scores for "The Andromeda Strain" from this discussion: Marj: 5.5; Tim: 6; Joyce, Scott: 6.5; Brian, Mark: 7; *Clif, Frank: 8. [Average Score: 6.89]

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Vernor Vinge's "A Fire Upon the Deep"

At our January 31st, 2017 Book Discussion meeting, nine of our club members and/or associates discussed Vernor Vinge's 1992 Hugo-winning science fiction novel "A Fire Upon the Deep".

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 "A Fire Upon the Deep
" 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 "A Fire Upon the Deep
"?
 
Join us on March 7th at the UNL Student Union (near the food court) in downtown Lincoln for our next genre book discussion: Michael Crichton's classic 1969 science fiction novel "The Andromeda Strain".

Ratings scores for "A Fire Upon the Deep" from this discussion: Marj: 8; Joyce: 8.5*; Mark, Tim: 9; Brian, Mike P.: 9.5*. [Average Score: 8.92] [* - review score submitted some time after the meeting]

Monday, January 16, 2017

Lester Del Rey's "Nerves"

At our December 20th, 2016 Book Discussion meeting, nine of our club members and/or associates discussed Lester Del Rey's 1976 science fiction novel "Nerves".

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 "Nerves
" 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 "Nerves
"?

 
Join us on January 31st at the UNL Student Union (near the food court) in downtown Lincoln for our next genre book discussion: Vernor Vinge's 1992 Hugo-winning space opera novel "A Fire Upon the Deep".


Ratings scores for "Nerves" from this discussion: Amy: 2; Tim: 4; Frank, Scott: 5; Brian: 5.5; Mike P.: 6. [Average Score: 4.58]