Tuesday, September 24, 2019

SBA: Book Discussion: Mary Robinette Kowal's "The Calcuating Stars"

At our August 13th, 2019, Star Base Andromeda Book Discussion meeting, four of our club members and/or associates discussed Mary Robinette Kowal's 2018 Hugo-, Nebula- and Locus-Award winning novel, "The Calculating Stars".

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 Calculating Stars"
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 Calculating Stars"
?

Rating scores for "The Calculating Stars" from this discussion: Mike, Scott: 7; Duane, Mark: 5. [Average Score: 6.00]

COMING NEXT: Join us on October 29th, 2019, for our next genre book discussion: Vonda McIntyre's 1979 Hugo-, Nebula- and Locus-Award winning novel, "Dreamsnake".

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

SBA Book Discussion: Frederik Pohl's "Jem"

At our August 13th, 2019, Star Base Andromeda Book Discussion meeting, four of our club members and/or associates discussed Frederik Pohl's 1979 National Book Award-winning novel, "Jem".

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 "Jem"
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 "Jem"
?

Rating scores for "Jem" from this discussion: Mike: 6.5; Scott: 5, Mark: 4.5. [Average Score: 5.33]

COMING NEXT: Join us on September 24th, 2019, for our next genre book discussion: Mary Robinette Kowal's 2018 Hugo-, Nebula- and Locus-Award winning novel, "The Calculating Stars".

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

SBA Book Discussion: Martha Wells' "All Systems Red"

At our July 9th, 2019, Star Base Andromeda Book Discussion meeting, three of our club members and/or associates discussed Martha Wells' 2017 Hugo and Nebula-winning novella, "All Systems Red".

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 "All Systems Red"
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 "All Systems Red"
?

Rating scores for "All Systems Red" from this discussion: Scott: 10; Mike: 9.5, Mark: 8. [Average Score: 9.17]

COMING NEXT: Join us on August 13th, 2019, for our next genre book discussion: Frederik Pohl's 1979 National Book Award-winning novel, "Jem".

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

SBA Book Discussion: Alfred Bester's "The Stars My Destination"

At our June 4th, 2019, Star Base Andromeda Book Discussion meeting, five of our club members and/or associates discussed SF author Alfred Bester's classic 1956 Prometheus Hall of Fame-winning novel, "The Stars My Destination".

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 Stars My Destination"
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 Stars My Destination"
?

Rating scores for "The Stars My Destination" from this discussion: Mark: 9; Scott: 8.5, John: 8; Mike: 6. [Average Score: 7.88]

COMING NEXT: Join us on July 9th, 2019, for our next genre book discussion: Martha Wells' Hugo-winning and Nebula-winning 2017 novella, "All Systems Red".

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

SBA Book Discussion: David Brin's "Existence"

At our April 30th, 2019, Star Base Andromeda Book Discussion meeting, not enough of our club members and/or associates had completed reading SF author David Brin's 2012 novel, "Existence", so we decided to put off the discussion for a later time (as yet undetermined).

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 "Existence"
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 "Existence"
?
 
Rating scores for "Existence" from this discussion: None. [Average Score: x.xx]

COMING NEXT: Join us on June 4th, 2019, for our next genre book discussion: Alfred Bester's classic Prometheus Hall of Fame Award-winning SF novel, "The Stars My Destination".

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

SBA Book Discussion: James White's "The Escape Orbit"

At our March 19th, 2019, Star Base Andromeda Book Discussion meeting, 7 of our club members and/or associates discussed classic SF author James White's 1964 novel, "The Escape Orbit".
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 Escape Orbit" 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 Escape Orbit"
?

Rating scores for "The Escape Orbit" from this discussion: Mike: 6; Scott: 5; Mark: 4. [Average Score: 5.00]

COMING NEXT: Join us on April 30th, 2019, for our next genre book discussion: David Brin's 2012 SF novel, "Existence".

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

SBA Book Discussion: Ken MacLeod's "Learning the World"

At our February 12th, 2019, Star Base Andromeda Book Discussion meeting, 6 of our club members and/or associates discussed science fiction author Ken MacLeod's 2005 Prometheus Award-winning novel, "Learning the World".

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 "Learning the World"
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 "Learning the World"
?
 
Rating scores for "Learning the World" from this discussion: Mike: 8; Mark: 7. [Average Score: 7.50]

COMING NEXT: Join us on March 19th, 2019, for our next genre book discussion: James White's 1964 SF novel, "The Escape Orbit".