Classics of Science Fiction

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CLASSICS OF SCIENCE FICTION

 

 

***** This Group No Longer Meets *****

 

 

This group met met for eight years on the first Tuesday of each month at Barnes & Noble in Paramus, New Jersey.

 

This book discussion group focused on widely read, important and influential works of science fiction, fantasy and horror. They have frequently won major awards and occasionally been made into movies.

 

This discussion group had not originally been an Association Activity. It was started by a store employee as a general science fiction book group. He ran the event once, and then fled both the store and the state. At the time the S F A B C was running a completely different event at the store--the now defunct Computer Users Group. The club was asked to take over the event. 

We did so and sharpened the focus of event.

 

 

June 6, 2006................THE DYING EARTH Jack Vance

May 2, 2006.................PLANET OF THE APES Pierre Boulle

April 4, 2006.................DRACULA Bram Stoker

March 7, 2006..............TALES BEFORE TOLKIEN Douglas Anderson, editor

February 7, 2006...........NEUROMANCER William Gibson

January 3, 2006............THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE C S Lewis

 

November 2, 2005..........1984 George Orwell

October 4, 2005.............THE INVISIBLE MAN H G Wells

September 6, 2005.........GALACTIC PATROL E E Smith

August 2, 2005..............UBIK Philip K Dick

July 5, 2005...................TUNNEL IN THE SKY Robert Heilein

June 7, 2005..................DERYNI RISING Katherine Kurtz

May 3, 2005..................GULLIVER'S TRAVELS Jonathan Swift

April 5, 2005..................SANTIAGO Michael Resnick

March 1, 2005................EARTH ABIDES Geroge Stewart

February 1, 2005............FIRE WATCH & other stories Connie Willis

January 4, 2005..............A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ Walter Miller, Jr

 

November 2, 2004...........THE WITCHES OF KARRAS James Schmitz

October 5, 2004..............A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN K A COURT Mark Twain

September 7, 2004.........THE WARLOCK IN SPITE OF HIMSELF Christopher Stasheff

August 3, 2004..............THE SHINING Stephen King

July 6, 2004...................THE ILLIAD Homer

June 1, 2004..................TIMESCAPE Greg Benford

May 4, 2004...................NIGHTWINGS Robert Silverberg

April 6, 2004..................THE SILMARILLION J R R Tolkien

March 2, 2004................GLORY ROAD Robert Heinlein

February 3, 2004.............A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA Ursula K Le Guin

January 6, 2004..............BLADE RUNNER Philip K Dick

 

November 4, 2003...........A PRINCESS OF MARS Edgar Rice Burroughs

October 7, 2003..............THE LOST WORLD Arthur Conan Doyle

September 2, 2003..........THE STAR BEAST Robert Heinlein

August 5, 2003...............THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN Michael Crichton

July 1, 2003....................A JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH Jules Verne

June 3, 2003...................ENDERS GAME Orson Scott Card

May 6, 2004...................SOLARIS Stanislaw Lem

April 1, 2003...................MISSION OF GRAVITY Hal Clement

March 4, 2003.................BABEL-17 Samuel R Delany

February 4, 2003.............JHEREG Steven Brust

January 7, 2003...............I, ROBOT Isaac Asimov

 

November 5, 2002............ORPHANS OF THE SKY Robert Heinlein

October 1, 2002...............STARTIDE RISING David Brin

September 3, 2002...........LORD OF LIGHT Roger Zelazny

August 5, 2002................THE LAST UNICORN Peter Beagle

July 2, 2002.....................THE DEMOLISHED MAN Alfred Bester

June 4, 2002....................THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Philip K Dick

May 7, 2002.....................DOUBLE STAR Robert Heinlein

April 2, 2002.....................WITCH WORLD Andre Norton

March 5, 2002..................SALEM'S LOT Stephen King

February 5, 2002...............THE ILLUSTRATED MAN Ray Bradbury

January 1, 2002.................BORED OF THE RINGS Harvard Lampoon

 

November 6, 2001..............THE CITY AND THE STARS Arthur C Clarke

October 2, 2001.................BRAVE NEW WORLD Aldous Huxley

September 4, 2001.............JURASSIC PARK Michael Crichton

August 7, 2001...................INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE Anne Rice

July 3, 2001.......................THE MISTS OF AVALON Marion Zimmer Bradley

June 5, 2001.......................A CASE OF CONSCIENCE James Blish

May 1, 2001.......................MY FAVORITE SF STORY Martin Greenberg, editor

April 3, 2001.......................MY FAVORITE HORROR STORY Martin Greenberg, editor

March 6, 2001.....................MY FAVORITE FANTASY STORY Maritin Greenberg, editor

February 6, 2001.................THE WAR OF THE WORLDS H G Wells

January 2, 2001...................20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA Jules Verne

 

November 7, 2000................THE LATHE OF HEAVEN Ursula K Le Guin

October 3, 2000...................FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON Daniel Keyes

September 5, 2000..............THE PRINCESS BRIDE William Goldman

August 1, 2000....................2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY Arthur C Clarke

July 4, 2000........................THE GREEN HILLS OF EARTH Robert Heinlein

June 6, 2000.......................DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE Robert Louis Stephenson

May 2, 2000........................A WRINKLE IN TIME Madeleine L' Engle

April 4, 2000........................THE GODS THEMSELVES Isaac Asimov

March 7, 2000......................CARRIE Stephen King

February 1, 2000...................SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES Ray Bradbury

January 4, 2000.....................A SPELL FOR CHAMELEON Piers Anthony

 

November 2, 1999.................SIXTH COLUMN Robert Heinlein

October 5, 1999....................WATERSHIP DOWN Richard Adams

September 7, 1999................THE ISLAND OF DR MOREAU H G Wells

August 3, 1999.....................TO YOUR SCATTERED BODIES GO Philip Jose Farmer

July 6, 1999..........................THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES Ray Bradbury

June 1, 1999.........................THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Philip K Dick

May 4, 1999..........................OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET C S Lewis

April 6, 1999..........................FRANKENSTEIN Mary Shelley

March 2, 1999.......................SLAN A E Van Vogt

February 2, 1999...................THE SIRENS OF TITAN Kurt Vonnegut

January 5, 1999.....................BURNING CHROME William Gibson

 

November 3, 1998..................NINE PRINCES IN AMBER Roger Zelazny

October 6, 1998.....................GATEWAY Frederik Pohl

September 1, 1998.................CONJURE WIFE/OUR LADY OF DARKNESS Fritz Leiber

August 4, 1998.......................THE CAVES OF STEEL Isaac Asimov

July 7, 1998............................DRAGON FLIGHT Anne Mc Caffrey

June 2, 1998...........................THE FOREVER WAR Joe Haldeman

May 5, 1998...........................THE WIZARD OF OZ L Frank Baum

April 7, 1998...........................RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA Arthur C Clarke

March 3, 1998.........................FLATLAND Edwin Abbott

February 4, 1998.....................THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS Robert Heinlein

January 6, 1998.......................THE HOBBIT J R R Tolkien

 

December 2, 1997...................THE TIME MACHINE H G Wells

November 4, 1997....................THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS Ursula K Le Guin

October 7, 1997.......................RINGWORLD Larry Niven

September 1997....................... -- Event Cancelled --

August 5, 1997.........................DUNE Frank Herbert

 

 

 

LISTING OF BOOKS DISCUSSED BY AUTHOR

 

Edwin Abbott....................FLATLAND................................................... 03/03/98

Richard Adams.................WATERSHIP DOWN.....................................10/05/99

Douglas Anderson, ed.......TALES BEFORE TOLKIEN.............................03/07/06

Piers Anthony...................A SPELL FOR CHAMELEON.........................01/04/00

Isaac Asimov....................I, ROBOT..................................................... 01/07/03

.......................................THE GODS THEMSELVES.............................04/04/00

.......................................THE CAVES OF STEEL.................................08/04/98

 

L Frank Baum..................THE WIZARD OF OZ.......................................05/05/98

Peter Beagle....................THE LAST UNICORN......................................08/05/02

Gregory Benford...............TIMESCAPE...................................................06/01/04

Alfred Bester....................THE DEMOLISHED MAN................................07/02/02

James Blish.....................A CASE OF CONSCIENCE.............................06/05/01

Pierre Boulle....................PLANET OF THE APES..................................05/02/06

Ray Bradbury...................THE ILLUSTRATED MAN................................02/05/02

.......................................SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES......02/01/00

.......................................THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES..........................07/06/99

Marion Zimmer Bradley......THE MISTS OF AVALON................................07/03/01

David Brin.........................STARTIDE RISING.........................................10/01/02

 

Arthur C Clarke.................THE CITY AND THE STARS............................11/06/01

.......................................2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.............................08/01/00

.......................................RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA............................04/07/98

Michael Crichton...............JURASSIC PARK............................................09/04/01

 

Philip K Dick.....................UBIK.............................................................07/05/05

........................................BLADE RUNNER...........................................01/06/04

........................................THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE.....................06/04/02.....&.....06/01/99

 

Philip Jose Farmer.............TO YOUR SCATTERED BODIES GO...............08/03/99

 

William Gibson..................NEUROMANCER...........................................02/07/06

........................................BURNING CHROME.......................................01/05/99

William Goldman...............THE PRINCESS BRIDE...................................09/05/00

Martin Greenberg, ed..........MY FAVORITE SCIENCE FICTION STORY.......05/01/01

........................................MY FAVORITE HORROR STORY.....................04/03/01

........................................MY FAVORITE FANTASY STORY....................03/06/01

 

Harvard Lampoon...............BORED OF THE RINGS..................................01/01/02

Joe Haldeman...................THE FOREVER WAR......................................06/02/98

Robert Heinlein..................TUNNEL IN THE SKY......................................07/05/05

........................................GLORY ROAD................................................03/02/04

........................................THE STAR BEAST..........................................09/02/03

........................................ORPHANS OF THE SKY.................................11/05/02

........................................DOUBLE STAR...............................................05/07/02

........................................THE GREEN HILLS OF EARTH........................07/04/00

........................................SIXTH COLUMN..............................................11/02/99

........................................THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS................02/04/98

Frank Herbert....................DUNE..............................................................08/05/97

Homer..............................THE ILLIAD......................................................07//06/05

Aldous Huxley...................BRAVE NEW WORLD.....................................10/02/01

 

Daniel Keyes.....................FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON...........................10/03/00

Stephen King.....................THE SHINING..................................................08/03/04

.........................................SALEM'S LOT.................................................03/05/02

.........................................CARRIE..........................................................03/07/00

Katherine Kurtz..................DERYNI RISING..............................................06/07/05

 

Madeleine L' Engle..............A WRINKLE IN TIME.......................................05/02/00

Ursula K Le Guin.................A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA.............................02/03/04

.........................................THE LATHE OF HEAVEN................................11/07/00

.........................................THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS....................11/04/98

Fritz Leiber.........................CONJURE WIFE/OUR LADY OF DARKNESS...09/01/98

C S Lewis..........................THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE.....01/03/06

.........................................OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET.........................05/04/99

 

Walter Miller, Jr...................A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ.........................01/04/05

Anne McCaffrey...................DRAGON FLIGHT...........................................07/07/98

 

Larry Niven..........................RINGWORLD.................................................10/07/97

Andre Norton.......................WITCH WORLD..............................................04/02/02

 

George Orwell.....................1984..............................................................11/02/05

 

Fredrick Pohl.......................GATEWAY....................................................10/06/98

 

Michael Resnick..................SANTIAGO.....................................................04/05/05

Anne Rice...........................INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE....................08/07/01

 

James Schmitz...................THE WITCHES OF KARRAS............................11/02/04

Mary Shelley.......................FRANKENSTEIN.............................................04/06/99

Robert Silverberg.................NIGHTWINGS..................................................05/04/04

E E Smith...........................GALACTIC PATROL........................................09/06/05

Christopher Stasheff.............THE WARLOCK IN SPITE OF HIMSELF...........09/07/04

R L Stevenson......................DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE...........................06/06/00

George Stewart....................EARTH ABIDES.............................................03/01/05

Bram Stoker........................DRACULA......................................................04/04/06

Jonathan Swift.....................GULLIVER'S TRAVELS...................................05/03/05

 

J R R Tolkien.......................THE SILMARILLION........................................01/06/04

..........................................THE HOBBIT..................................................01/06/98

Mark Twain..........................A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN K A COURT......10/05/04

 

Jack Vance.........................THE DYING EARTH........................................06/06/06

A E Van Vogt......................SLAN.............................................................03/02/99

Jules Verne.........................20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA................01/02/01

Kurt Vonnegut.....................THE SIRENS OF TITAN...................................02/02/99

 

H G Wells...........................THE INVISIBLE MAN......................................10/04/05

..........................................THE WAR OF THE WORLDS..........................02/06/01

..........................................THE ISLAND OF DR MOREAU........................09/07/00

..........................................THE TIME MACHINE......................................12/02/97

Connie Willis.......................FIRE WATCH & other stories...........................02/01/05

 

Roger Zelazny......................LORD OF LIGHT............................................09/03/02

..........................................NINE PRINCES IN AMBER.............................11/03/98

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