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Welcome! The Cedar Rapids SciFi/Fantasy Book Club is a group of readers who meet monthly at the Cedar Rapids Barnes & Noble to discuss Science Fiction and Fantasy literature. The group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. Meetings are held at Barnes & Noble Booksellers (333 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids) in the Cafe.

This Month's Book

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
    For our October 10th meeting, we will discuss The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman...

    Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what. A groundbreaking work from a master, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out. It is a stirring, terrifying, and elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.

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    Posted Sep 13, 2017, 6:03 AM by CedarRapids SciFiFantasy
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Upcoming Books & Other Announcements

  • Books for October, November, and December 2017 Fall/Winter 2017 books have been chosen.For October's meeting (10/10/2017) we'll be reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.In ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2017, 6:42 AM by CedarRapids SciFiFantasy
  • Books for June, July, August, & September 2017 Join us this summer!In June (06/13/2017), we'll be discussing Uprooted by Naomi Novik. July's book (07/11/2017) is the space opera Leviathan Wakes by ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2017, 7:18 AM by Heather Innis
  • Books for February through May 2017 Join us early next year!  For February's meeting (2/14/2017), we'll be reading Space Eldritch II: The Haunted Stars by D.J. Butler, Michael R. Collings, Michaelbrent ...
    Posted Oct 12, 2016, 11:08 AM by CedarRapids SciFiFantasy
  • Books for December 2016 and January 2017 Join us for our December and January books!For our meeting on December 13th, we will be discussing The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher.For our meeting on January ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 5:43 AM by CedarRapids SciFiFantasy
  • Book selections for October and November 2016 We've added two more books for this fall. We hope you'll join us! For our meeting on October 11th, we will be discussing Space Eldritch edited by D ...
    Posted May 11, 2016, 5:40 AM by CedarRapids SciFiFantasy
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