Speculations Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Group


As the literature of ideas and imagination science fiction and fantasy make excellent fodder for engaging discussion. Speculations celebrates the genre by exploring the whole arc from hard science to fantastical fiction and anything in between. Readers of all interests are invited to join us as we explore new realms.

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ISBN: 9780765338068
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Published: Tor Books - September 26th, 2017

May 2018



Shawl's speculative masterpiece manages to turn one of the worst human rights disasters on record into a marvelous and exciting exploration of the possibilities inherent in a turn of history. Everfair is told from a multiplicity of voices: Africans, Europeans, East Asians, and African Americans in complex relationships with one another, in a compelling range of voices that have historically been silenced. Everfair is not only a beautiful book but an educational and inspiring one that will give the reader new insight into an often ignored period of history.

Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30 PM

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ISBN: 9780143119821
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Published: Penguin Books - August 30th, 2011

June 2018

The Postmortal


In a world where an anti-aging cure is available worldwide, immortality comes with its own unique problems--including evil green people, government euthanasia programs, a disturbing new religious cult, and other horrors.

Tuesday, June 19th at 6:30 PM

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ISBN: 9780425266793
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Published: Ace Books - August 4th, 2015

July 2018



In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside. In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn't remember why she's in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood...Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago. Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful. And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice.

Tuesday, July 17th at 6:30 PM

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ISBN: 9781481440882
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Published: Saga Press - February 2nd, 2016

August 2018



After word gets out on the Internet that aliens have landed in the waters outside of the world's fifth most populous city, chaos ensues. Soon the military, religious leaders, thieves, and crackpots are trying to control the message on YouTube and on the streets. Meanwhile, the earth's political superpowers are considering a preemptive nuclear launch to eradicate the intruders. All that stands between seventeen million anarchic residents and death is an alien ambassador, a biologist, a rapper, a soldier, and a myth that may be the size of a giant spider, or a god revealed.

Tuesday, August 21st at 6:30 PM