Tuesday, March 11, 2008

E.R. Eddison's "The Worm Ouroboros"

Tonight's SBA meeting was scheduled to be the delayed discussion of E.R. Eddison's classic fantasy novel The Worm Ouroboros. Not enough of us who've actually finished the novel were present to effectively discuss the book.

Therefore, we're using The Worm Ouroboros to launch our Book Discussion blog.

If you're a Star Base Andromeda member who has finished this book and would like to offer up your opinion, please share your thoughts here with the rest of SBA and anyone else who drops in. As part of your comments, please give The Worm Ouroboros a score, from 1 to 10 (10 best).

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!


Welcome to the Star Base Andromeda Book Discussions Blog!

Star Base Andromeda is Lincoln, NE's long-running SF/Fantasy club -- we're actually interested in a whole lot more than just those two main genres, but they'll suffice for the moment.

Our website started up a few years ago, and we used a package of discussion forum software to post threads where members (and visitors) could leave comments about books which we'd read as part of our ongoing "Book Discussion" meetings (where everyone tried to read the same book and discuss it at a particular meeting). Due to one thing or another, that discussion forum software ultimately went away and we shifted our e-mail list from a mostly private listserv to Yahoo!Groups.

We've since been thinking of options for returning our Book Discussions to an electronic format, where they wouldn't get buried in the day-to-day minutiae of meeting schedules, and news announcements. Two ideas took the forefront -- a separate Yahoo!Group just for Book Discussion comments, and a blog, where the comments could be threaded. We're not completely committed to using one or the other, but we're going to experiment with this Blog format first.