Month End Book Group

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MONTH END BOOK GROUP

 

The Month End Book Group examines a work of science fiction, fantasy, or horror on the last week night of the month.  The book can be a new release, a classic, or an obscure novel or collection.  Members of the group take turns choosing the book and serving as moderator.

 

The group meets at 7:30 PM in the food court of the Paramus Park Mall in Paramus, New Jersey.  The food court is on the second floor.  We meet at a table near the elevators.

 

The first meeting of this group was in September of 2006.  Books are listed in chronological order chosen and alphabetically by author.


December 29, 2017................

November 30, 2017................

October 31, 2017...................MARTIANS ABROAD.................................................Carrie Vaughn

September 29, 2017..............THE JANE AUSTEN PROJECT...................................Kathleen Flynn

August 31, 2017...................THE FERRYMAN INSTITUTE......................................Colin Gigl

July 31, 2017........................THE CRAVING...........................................................Jason Starr

June 30, 2017.......................UPDRAFT...................................................................Fran Wilde

May 31, 2017........................THE PACK..................................................................Jason Starr

April 28, 2017.......................HER FEARFUL SYMMETRY........................................Audrey Niffenegger

March 31, 2017.....................ARMADA....................................................................Ernest Cline

February 28, 2017.................THE HERO'S GUIDE TO BEING AN OUTLAW.............Christopher Healy

January 31, 2017...................HUNT FOR THE HYDRA............................................Jason Fry


 

December 30, 2016................Best Genre Books Read in 2016

November 30, 2016................ACT OF WILL.............................................................A J Hartley

October 31, 2016....................LEONARD: MY FIFTY YEAR FRIENDSHIP.................William Shatner

September 30, 2016................MURDER ON OLYMPUS............................................Robert B Warren

August 31, 2016.....................ONLY SUPERHUMAN................................................Christopher L Bennett

July 29, 2016.........................UBIK...........................................................................Philip K Dick

June 24, 2016........................PINION.......................................................................Jay Lake

May 31, 2016........................THE END OF ALL THINGS.........................................John Scalzi

April 29, 2016........................THE IMMORTALS.......................................................Jordanna Max Brodsky

March 31, 2016.....................UNGODLY...................................................................Kendare Blake 

February 29, 2016.................READY PLAYER ONE..................................................Ernest Cline 

January 29, 2016..................THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SANTA CLAUS.................Jeff Guinn

 

December 30, 2015................Best Genre Books Read in 2015

November 30, 2015................Canceled

October 30, 2015...................THE KILLING MOON..................................................N K Jemisin

September 30, 2015...............WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY FINE...........................Daryl Gregory 

August 31, 2015.....................STARGLASS..............................................................Phoebe North 

July 31, 2015.........................AMERICAN CRAFTSMEN..........................................Tom Doyle

June 30, 2015........................SHADES OF GREY....................................................Jasper Fforde

May 29, 2015.........................SNOW IN AUGUST.....................................................Peter Hamill

April 30, 2015.........................THE EAR, THE EYE & THE ARM...............................Nancy Farmer

March 31, 2015......................THE GOLEM & THE JINNI..........................................Helene Wecker

February 27, 2015.................CONTROL POINT (Shadow Ops # 1)..........................Myke Cole

January 30, 2015...................HERO'S GUIDE TO STORMING CASTLE..................Christopher Healy

 

December 30, 2014...............Best Genre Books Read in 2014

November 28, 2014...............RAISING STONY MAYHALL........................................Daryl Gregory

October 31, 2014...................WUTHERING BITES....................................................Sarah Gray 

September 30, 2014..............THE SWORD-EDGED BLONDE..................................Alex Bledsoe

August 29, 2014.....................THE HUMAN DIVISION...............................................John Scalzi 

July 31, 2014.........................THE DEADALUS INCIDENT.........................................Michael J Martinez

June 30, 2014........................HERO'S GUIDE TO SAVING THE KINGDOM.............Christopher Healy

May 30, 2014.........................NO HERO.....................................................................Jonathan Wood 

April 30, 2014........................TROLLS IN THE HAMPTONS......................................Celia Jerome

March 31, 2014.....................THE SHE-HULK DIARIES.............................................Marta Acosta

February 28, 2014.................THE LOST FLEET ... INVINCIBLE...............................Jack Campbell

January 31, 2014...................LOST STARS:  TARNISHED KNIGHT.........................Jack Campbell

 

December 30, 2013...............Best Genre Books Read in 2013

November 29, 2013...............JANE BITES BACK.....................................................Michael Thomas Ford

October 31, 2013...................THEFT OF SWORDS.................................................Michael S Sullivan

September 30, 2013..............QUINTESSENCE........................................................David Walton

August 30, 2013.....................EDGE OF INFINITY...................................................Jonathan Strahan, editor

July 31, 2013..........................NIGHTSHADE............................................................Andrea Cremer

June 28, 2013........................THE JENNIFER MORGUE.........................................Charles Stross

May 31, 2013........................FROZEN aka CRASHED.............................................Robin Wasserman

April 30, 2013........................HAMMERED................................................................Kevin Hearne

March 29, 2013......................EVEN W T ZOMBIES GET THE BLUES....................Diana Rowland

February 28, 2013..................CONAN THE BARBARIAN.........................................Robert Howard

January 31, 2013....................YEAR'S BEST SF 17..................................................David Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds.

 

December 30, 2012.................Best Genre Books Read in 2012

November 30, 2012.................A WOMAN WORTH TEN COPPERS.........Morgan Howell

October 31, 2012...................Canceled by Hurricane Sandy.

September 28, 2012...............THE MENACE FROM EARTH....................Robert Heinlein

August 31, 2012.....................REDSHIRTS.............................................John Scalzi

July 31, 2012.........................AWAKENINGS.........................................Edward Lazellari

June 29, 2012........................VORTEX..................................................Robert Charles Wilson

May 31, 2012.........................HUMAN FOR A DAY................................J Brozek & M Greenberg, eds.

April 30, 2012........................THE BROKEN KINGDOMS........................N K Jemisin

March 30, 2012......................CITIZENS:  MILITARY SF BY VETS...........John Ringo & Brian Thomsen, eds.

February 29, 2012..................THE DEVIL'S ALPHABET..........................Daryl Gregory

January 31, 2012....................MY LIFE AS A WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE.....Diana Rowland

 

December 30, 2011.................Best Genre Books Read in 2011

November 30, 2011.................ERAGON.................................................Christopher Paolini

October 28, 2011....................CHINATOWN DEATH CLOUD PERIL..........Paul Malmont

September 30, 2011................JULIAN COMSTOCK.................................Robert Charles Wilson

August 31, 2011......................MORLOCK NIGHT....................................K W Jeter

July 29, 2011..........................HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS..........N K Jemisin

June 30, 2011.........................INFERNAL DEVICES................................K W Jeter

May 31, 2011..........................DIVINE MISFORTUNE..............................A Lee Martinez

April 29, 2011..........................AGENT TO THE STARS...........................John Scalzi

Marh 31, 2011.........................NORSE CODE.........................................Greg van Hout

February 28, 2011...................LOVE AND ROCKETS..............................Hughes & Greenberg, Ed.

January 31, 2011.....................FRAGILE THINGS....................................Neil Gaiman

 

December 30, 2010.................Best Genre Books Read in 2010

November 30, 2010.................THE LOST FLEET:  DAUNTLESS...............Jack Campbell

October 29, 2010....................THE LAST COLONY..................................John Scalzi

September 30, 2010................Recommended Reading

August 31, 2010.....................STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL TALE.................Leanna Renee Heiber

July 30, 2010..........................................................................................Canceled

June 30, 2010.........................DEAD MATTER.........................................Anton Strout

May 31, 2010..........................YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION.................Michael Chabon

April 30, 2010..........................ILIUM.......................................................Dan Simmons

March 31, 2010.......................ESCAPEMENT.........................................Jay Lake

February 26, 2010...................ILIUM.......................................................Canceled

January 29, 2010....................ARIEL.......................................................Steven Boyett

 

December 30, 2009................Best Genre Books Read in 2009

November 30, 2009.................DEADER STILL..........................................Anton Strout

October 30, 2009...................BLOOD AND IRON......................................Elizabeth Bear

September 30, 2009...............AXIS...........................................................Robert Charles Wilson

August 31, 2009.....................TO OUTLIVE ETERNITY & more...................Poul Anderson

July 31, 2009.........................THE NIGHT TOURIST...................................Katherine Marsh

June 30, 2009........................THE SKEWED THRONE..............................Joshua Palmatier

May 29, 2009.........................PANDEMONIUM.........................................Daryl Gregory

April 30, 2009........................THE ANDROID'S DREAM.............................John Scalzi

March 31, 2009......................THE STEPSISTER SCHEME.......................Jim Hines

February 27, 2009..................SKINNED aka FROZEN...............................Robin Wasserman

January 30, 2009....................CRASHLANDER.........................................Larry Niven

 

December 30, 2008...............Best Genre Books Read in 2008

November 28, 2008................VOYAGE OF SPACE BEAGLE....................A E Van Vogt
October 31, 2008...................THE DIMENSION NEXT DOOR.....................Hughes & Greenberg, Ed.
September 30, 2008...............MAINSPRING.............................................Jay Lake 

August 29, 2008....................SMOKE AND MIRRORS..............................Neil Gaiman 

July 31, 2008.........................REIFFEN'S CHOICE....................................S C Butler

June 30, 2008........................FARMER IN THE SKY.................................Robert Heinlein

May 30, 2008.........................DEAD TO ME.............................................Anton Strout

April 30, 2008........................THE GHOST BRIGADES..............................John Scalzi

March 31, 2008......................HEARTWOOD.............................................Barbara Campbell

February 29, 2008..................SPIN...........................................................Robert Charles Wilson

January 31, 2008...................FIRETHORN.................................................Sarah Micklem

 

December 28, 2007................Best Genre Books Read in 2007

November 30, 2007................CITY............................................................Clifford Simak

October 31, 2007..................THE BIG OVER EASY...................................Jasper Fforde

September 28, 2007..............HABEAS CORPSES.....................................Wm Mark Simmons

August 31, 2007....................PHOBOS......................................................Ty Drago

July 31, 2007.........................A CHARMED DEATH....................................Madelyn Alt

June 29, 2007........................AIRS BENEATH THE MOON.........................Toby Bishop

May 31, 2007........................BEYOND SINGULARITY................................Dann & Dozois, Ed.

April 30, 2007........................HELL TO PAY...............................................Simon Green

March 30, 2007.....................OLD MAN'S WAR..........................................John Scalzi

February 28, 2007.................THE UNHANDSOME PRINCE.........................John Moore

January 31, 2007...................THE CURRENTS OF SPACE..........................Isaac Asimov

 

November 30, 2006................WAY STATION...............................................Clifford Simak

October 31, 2006...................THE ILLUSTRATED MAN................................Ray Bradbury

September 29, 2006...............THE KEEPER................................................Sarah Langan

 

 

Alphabetical Listing of Authors/Titles Discussed 

 

Madelyn Alt............................A CHARMED DEATH......................................07/31/07

Poul Anderson.......................TO OUTLIVE ETERNITY & OTHERS..............08/31/09

Isaac Asimov.........................THE CURRENTS OF SPACE...........................01/31/07

 

Elizabeth Bear.......................BLOOD AND IRON...........................................10/30/09

Christopher Bennett................ONLY SUPERHUMAN......................................08/31/16

Beth Bernobich.......................PASSION PLAY...............................................05/31/13

Alex Bledsoe..........................THE SWORD-EDGED BLONDE......................09/30/14

Toby Bishop...........................AIRS BENEATH THE MOON...........................06/29/07

Kendare Blake........................UNGODLY........................................................03/31/16

Steven Boyett.........................ARIEL...............................................................01/29/09

Ray Bradbury.........................THE ILLUSTRATED MAN................................10/31/06

Jordanna Max Brodsky..........THE IMMORTALS............................................04/29/16

S C Butler..............................REIFFEN'S CHOICE.........................................07/31/08

 

Barbara Campbell...................HEARTWOOD.................................................03/31/08

Jack Campbell........................LOST FLEET ... INVINCIBLE...........................02/28/14

................................................LOST STARS:  TARNISHED KNIGHT.............01/31/14

................................................THE LOST FLEET:  DAUNTLESS...................11/30/10

Michael Chabon......................YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION.....................05/31/10

Ernest Cline.............................ARMADA..........................................................03/31/17

................................................READY PLAYER ONE.....................................02/29/16

Myke Cole...............................CONTROL POINT (Shadow Ops # 1)..............02/27/15

Andrea Cremer........................NIGHTSHADE.................................................07/31/13

 

Philip K Dick.............................UBIK................................................................07/31/16

Tom Doyle................................AMERICAN CRAFTSMAN..............................07/31/15

Ty Drago..................................PHOBOS.........................................................08/31/07

 

Nancy Farmer..........................THE EAR, THE EYE & THE ARM..................04/30/15

Jasper Fforde..........................SHADES OF GREY........................................06/30/15

................................................THE BIG OVER EASY....................................10/31/07

Michael Thomas Ford.............JANE BITES BACK.........................................11/29/13

Jason Fry.................................HUNT FOR THE HYDRA.................................01/31/17

 

Neil Gaiman.............................FRAGILE THINGS.............................................01/31/11

.................................................SMOKE AND MIRRORS...................................08/29/08 

Colin Gigl..................................THE FERRYMAN INSTITUTE..........................08/31/17

Sarah Gray...............................WUTHERING BITES.........................................10/31/14

Simon Green............................HELL TO PAY....................................................04/30/07

Daryl Gregory...........................WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY FINE...................09/30/15

..................................................RAISING STONY MAYHALL.............................11/28/14

..................................................THE DEVIL'S ALPHABET..................................02/29/12

..................................................PANDEMONIUM................................................05/29/09

Jeff Guin...................................AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SANTA CLAUS.............01/29/16

 

Pete Hamill................................SNOW IN AUGUST.............................................05/29/15

A J Hartley................................ACT OF WILL......................................................11/30/16

Christopher Healy.....................HERO'S GUIDE TO BEING AN OUTLAW...........02/28/17

..................................................HERO'S GUIDE TO STORMING CASTLE..........01/30/15

..................................................HERO'S GUIDE TO SAVING KINGDOM............06/30/14

Kevin Hearne............................HAMMERED........................................................04/30/13

Robert Heinlein.........................THEN MENACE FROM EARTH..........................09/28/12

..................................................FARMER IN THE SKY.........................................06/30/08

Leanna Renee Heiber...............STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL TALE........................08/31/10

Jim Hines..................................THE STEPSISTER SCHEME..............................03/31/09

Robert Howard..........................CONAN THE BARBARIAN..................................02/28/13

Morgan Howell...........................A WOMAN WORTH TEN COPPERS.................01/31/13

 

N K Jeminisin............................THE KILLING MOON...........................................10/30/15

..................................................THE BROKEN KINGDOMS.................................04/30/12

..................................................THE 100,000 KINGDOMS...................................07/29/11

Celia Jerome.............................TROLLS IN THE HAMPTONS.............................04/30/14

K W Jeter...................................MORLOCK NIGHT..............................................08/31/11

..................................................INFERNAL DEVICES...........................................06/30/11

 

Jay Lake....................................PINION.................................................................06/30/16

.................................................ESCAPEMENT......................................................04/31/10

.................................................MAINSPRING........................................................09/30/08

Sarah Langan............................THE KEEPER.........................................................09/29/06

Edward Lazellari........................AWAKENINGS.......................................................07/31/12

 

Malmont, Paul............................CHINATOWN DEATH CLOUD PERIL.........10/28/11

Marsh, Katherine........................THE NIGHT TOURIST.................................07/31/09

A Lee Martinez...........................DIVINE MISFORTUNE.................................05/31/11

Michael J Martinez.....................THE DAEDALUS INCIDENT........................07/31/14

Sarah Micklem............................FIRETHORN................................................01/31/08 

John Moore................................THE UNHANDSOME PRINCE.....................02/28/07

 

Audrey Niffenegger.....................HER FEARFUL SYMMETRY........................04/28/17

Larry Niven.................................CRASHLANDER...........................................01/30/09

Phoebe North..............................SPYGLASS...................................................08/31/15

 

Palmatier, Joshua.......................THE SKEWED THRONE..............................06/30/09

Paolini, Christopher.....................ERAGON......................................................11/30/11

 

Rowland, Diana...........................EVEN...ZOMBIES GET THE BLUES...........03/29/13

....................................................MY LIFE AS A WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE......01/31/12

 

John Scalzi.................................THE END OF ALL THINGS.............................05/31/16

...................................................THE HUMAN DIVISION.................................08/29/14

....................................................REDSHIRTS.................................................08/31/12

....................................................JULIAN COMSTOCK....................................09/30/11

....................................................AGENT TO THE STARS...............................04/29/11

...................................................THE LAST COLONY......................................10/29/10

...................................................THE ANDROID'S DREAM..............................04/30/09

...................................................THE GHOST BRIGADES...............................04/30/08

....................................................OLD MAN'S WAR..........................................03/30/07

William Shatner............................LEONARD:  50 YEAR FRIENDSHIP...............10/31/16

Clifford Simak..............................CITY..............................................................11/30/07

....................................................WAY STATION..............................................11/30/06

Dan Simmons..............................ILIUM.............................................................04/30/10

Wm Mark Simmons.....................HABEAS CORPSES.....................................09/28/07

Jason Starr..................................THE CRAVING..............................................07/31/17

.....................................................THE PACK....................................................05/31/17

Charles Stross.............................THE JENNIFER MORGUE...........................06/28/13

Anton Strout.................................DEAD MATTER............................................06/30/10

.....................................................DEADER STILL............................................11/30/09

.....................................................DEAD TO ME................................................05/30/08

Michael S Sullivan.......................THEFT OF SWORDS....................................10/31/13

  

Greg van Eekhout.........................NORSE CODE..............................................03/31/11

A E Van Vogt................................VOYAGE OF SPACE BEAGLE....................12/28/08

 

David Walton.................................QUINTESSENCE..........................................09/30/13

Robert B Warren............................MURDER ON OLYMPUS..............................09/30/16

Robin Wasserman.........................SHATTERED aka CRASHED.......................05/31/13

.......................................................SKINNED aka FROZEN...............................02/27/09

Helene Wecker...............................THE GOLEM & THE JINNI..........................03/31/15

Fran Wilde......................................UPDRAFT....................................................06/30/17

Robert Charles Wilson....................VORTEX......................................................06/29/12

........................................................AXIS.............................................................09/30/09

........................................................SPIN............................................................02/29/08

Jonathan Wood...............................NO HERO....................................................05/30/14

 

Anthologies:

 

BEYOND SINGULARITY, Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, editors..........................05/3107

CITIZENS:  MILITARY SF BY MIILITARY VETS, J Ringo & B Thomsen, eds......03/30/12

THE DIMENSION NEXT DOOR, K Hughes & M Greenberg, eds.........................10/31/08 

EDGE OF INFINITY, Jonathan Strahan, editor......................................................08/30/13

HUMAN FOR A DAY, Jennifrer Brozek & Martin Greenberg, eds.........................05/31/12

LOVE AND ROCKETS, Kerrie Hughes & Martin Greenberg, eds..........................02/28/11

YEAR'S BEST SF 17, David Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds...............................01/31/13

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