Next Science Fiction Book – Jul 2022

Our Next Book

  • 19 Jul – Babel 17 by Samuel Delany (208p)

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Babel 17 Book Description

In the far future, after human civilization has spread through the galaxy, communications begin to arrive in an apparently alien language. They appear to threaten invasion, but in order to counter the threat, the messages must first be understood.

MANCHESTER #SCIFI BOOK CLUB: NEXT BOOKS:

  • 23 Aug – The Kraken Awakes by John Wyndham (240p)
  • 20 Aug – Hard Reboot by Django Wexler (150p)
  • 18 Oct – Doorways in the Sand by Roger Zelazny (199p)
  • 22 Nov – Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (448p)
  • 17 Jan – You Sexy Thing by Cat Rambo (304p)

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Next Science Fiction Book – Jun 2022

Our Next Book

  • 21 Jun – A Kind Of Tomorrow by Barra Hart (478p)

7-9pm

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A Kind of Tomorrow Book Description

What would Africa become… if the extraordinary happened?

Finari is a freelancer, making it through each day in a society he has never understood. Amina and Asante are bartenders, fresh out of the National Youth Service Corps. Chidiebere is a journalist, following his instincts down the path of a story that no one will believe. Udoka and Patrice are radio engineers at the National Intelligence Agency. Separated by circumstance, these 6 individuals are brought together by destiny. They stumble upon a secret that changes everything, the secret of an ancient glory lost to the ages. Under the guidance of a mysterious woman, Eunice, they gain knowledge and abilities beyond their wildest dreams, and together, embark on a mission to share these gifts with their people. But will the promise of a better future be enough to liberate the Black Continent from the shackles of its past, or will the forces of corruption win?

MANCHESTER #SCIFI BOOK CLUB: NEXT BOOKS:

  • 19 Jul – Babel 17 by Samuel Delany (208p)
  • 23 Aug – The Kraken Awakes by John Wyndham (240p)
  • 20 Aug – Hard Reboot by Django Wexler (150p)
  • 18 Oct – Doorways in the Sand by Roger Zelazny (199p)
  • 22 Nov – Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (448p)
  • 17 Jan – You Sexy Thing by Cat Rambo (304p)

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Next Science Fiction Book – May 2022

Our Next Book

  • Bridge 108 by Ann Charnock (203p)

17 May 7-9pm

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Bridge 108 Book Description

Late in the twenty-first century, drought and wildfires prompt an exodus from southern Europe. When twelve-year-old Caleb is separated from his mother during their trek north, he soon falls prey to traffickers. Enslaved in an enclave outside Manchester, the resourceful and determined Caleb never loses hope of bettering himself.

After Caleb is befriended by a fellow victim of trafficking, another road opens. Hiding in the woodlands by day, guided by the stars at night, he begins a new journey—to escape to a better life, to meet someone he can trust, and to find his family. For Caleb, only one thing is certain: making his way in the world will be far more difficult than his mother imagined.

Told through multiple voices and set against the backdrop of a haunting and frighteningly believable future, Bridge 108 charts the passage of a young boy into adulthood amid oppressive circumstances that are increasingly relevant to our present day.

MANCHESTER #SCIFI BOOK CLUB: NEXT BOOKS:

  • 21 Jun – A Kind Of Tomorrow by Barra Hart (478p)
  • 19 Jul – Babel 17 by Samuel Delany (208p)
  • 23 Aug – The Kraken Awakes by John Wyndham (240p)
  • 20 Aug – Hard Reboot by Django Wexler (150p)
  • 18 Oct – Doorways in the Sand by Roger Zelazny (199p)
  • 22 Nov – Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (448p)

Contact Us

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Next Science Fiction Book – Apr 2022

Our Next Book

  • The Peripheral by William Gibson (496p)

19 Apr 7-9pm

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The Peripheral Book Description

Flynne Fisher lives down a country road, in a rural near-future America where jobs are scarce, unless you count illegal drug manufacture, which she’s keen to avoid. Her brother Burton lives, or tries to, on money from the Veterans Association, in compensation for neurological damage suffered in a Marines elite unit. Flynne earns what she can by assembling product at the local 3D printshop. She used to make more as a combat scout in an online game, playing for a rich man, but she’s had to let the shooter games go.

Wilf Netherton lives in London, seventy-some years later, on the far side of decades of slow-motion apocalypse. Things are pretty good now, for the haves, and there aren’t many have-nots left. Wilf, a high-powered publicist and celebrity-minder, fancies himself as a romantic misfit in a society where reaching into the past is just another hobby.Burton’s been moonlighting online, secretly working security in some game prototype, a virtual world that looks vaguely like London, but a lot weirder. He’s got his sister taking over shifts, promised her the game’s not a shooter. Still, the crime Flynne witnesses there is plenty bad.

Flynne and Wilf are about to meet one another. Her world will be altered utterly, irrevocably, and Wilf’s, for all its decadence and power, will learn that some of these third-world types from the past can be badass.

MANCHESTER #SCIFI BOOK CLUB: NEXT BOOKS:

  • 17 May – Bridge 108 by Ann Charnock (203p)
  • 21 Jun – You Sexy Thing by Cat Rambo (304p)
  • 19 Jul – Babel 17 by Samuel Delany (208p)
  • 23 Aug – The Kraken Awakes by John Wyndham (240p)
  • 20 Aug – Hard Reboot by Django Wexler (150p)
  • 18 Oct – Doorways in the Sand by Roger Zelazny (199p)
  • 22 Nov – Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (448p)

Contact Us

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Next Science Fiction Book – Mar 2022

Our Next Book

  • 15 Mar – The All Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw (288p)

15th Mar 7-9pm

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The All Consuming World Book Description

Maya has died and been resurrected into countless cyborg bodies through the years of a long, dangerous career with the infamous Dirty Dozen, the most storied crew of criminals in the galaxy, at least before their untimely and gruesome demise. Decades later, she and her diverse team of broken, diminished outlaws must get back together to solve the mystery of their last, disastrous mission and to rescue a missing and much-changed comrade . . . but they’re not the only ones in pursuit of the secret at the heart of the planet Dimmuborgir.

The highly evolved AI of the galaxy have their own agenda and will do whatever it takes to keep humanity from ever regaining control. As Maya and her comrades spiral closer to uncovering the AIs’ vast conspiracy, this band of violent women—half-clone and half-machine—must battle their own traumas and a universe of sapient ageships who want them dead, in order to settle their affairs once and for all.

MANCHESTER #SCIFI BOOK CLUB: NEXT BOOKS:

  • 19 Apr – The Peripheral by William Gibson (496p)
  • 17 May – Bridge 108 by Ann Charnock (203p)
  • 21 Jun – You Sexy Thing by Cat Rambo (304p)
  • 19 Jul – Babel 17 by Samuel Delany (208p)
  • 23 Aug – The Kraken Awakes by John Wyndham (240p)
  • 20 Aug – Hard Reboot by Django Wexler (150p)
  • 18 Oct – Doorways in the Sand by Roger Zelazny (199p)
  • 22 Nov – Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (448p)

Contact Us

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Next Science Fiction Book – Feb 2022

Our Next Book

  • The Book of Koli – M. R. Carey (418p)

15th Feb 7-9pm

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The Book of Koli Book Description

Beyond the walls of the small village of Mythen Rood lies an unrecognisable landscape. A place where overgrown forests are filled with choker trees and deadly seeds that will kill you where you stand. And if they don’t get you, the Shunned men will.

Koli has lived in Mythen Rood his entire life. He believes the first rule of survival is that you don’t venture too far beyond the walls.

He’s wrong.

MANCHESTER #SCIFI BOOK CLUB: NEXT BOOKS:

  • 15 Mar – The All Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw (288p)
  • 19 Apr – The Peripheral by William Gibson (496p)
  • 17 May – Bridge 108 by Ann Charnock (203p)
  • 21 Jun – You Sexy Thing by Cat Rambo (304p)
  • 19 Jul – Babel 17 by Samuel Delany (208p)
  • 23 Aug – The Kraken Awakes by John Wyndham (240p)
  • 20 Aug – Hard Reboot by Django Wexler (150p)
  • 18 Oct – Doorways in the Sand by Roger Zelazny (199p)
  • 22 Nov – Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (448p)

Contact Us

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Next Round of Science Fiction Books – 2022

Our Next Round of Science Fiction Books

  • 18 Jan – The Truth Machine by James L Halperin (395p)
  • 15th Feb – The Book of Koli by M. R. Carey (418p)
  • 15 Mar – The All Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw (288p)
  • 19 Apr – The Peripheral by William Gibson (496p)
  • 17 May – Bridge 108 by Ann Charnock (203p)
  • 21 Jun – You Sexy Thing by Cat Rambo (304p)
  • 19 Jul – Babel 17 by Samuel Delany (208p)
  • 23 Aug – The Kraken Awakes by John Wyndham (240p)
  • 20 Aug – Hard Reboot by Django Wexler (150p)
  • 18 Oct – Doorways in the Sand by Roger Zelazny (199p)
  • 22 Nov – Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (448p)

Contact Us

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Next Science Fiction Book – Jan 2022

Our Next Book

  • The Truth Machine – James L Halperin (395p)

18th Jan 7-9pm

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The Truth Machine Book Description

The creator of a Truth Machine that promises to revolutionize the criminal justice system in the America of the year 2004 must conceal his own shocking act of treachery from his own creation or face his execution.

MANCHESTER #SCIFI BOOK CLUB: NEXT BOOKS:

  • 15th Feb – The Book of Koli – M. R. Carey (418p)

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Next Science Fiction Book – Nov 2021

Our Next Book

  • 16th Nov – Rosewater – Tade Thompson (416p)

19th Oct 7-9pm

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Rosewater Book Description

Between meeting a boy who bursts into flames, alien floaters that want to devour him, and a butterfly woman who he has sex with when he enters the xenosphere, Kaaro’s life is far from the simple one he wants. But he left simple behind a long time ago when he was caught stealing and nearly killed by an angry mob. Now he works for a government agency called Section 45, and they want him to find a woman known as Bicycle Girl.

An alien entity lives beneath the ground, forming a biodome around which the city of Rosewater thrives. The citizens of Rosewater are enamored by the dome, hoping for a chance to meet the beings within or possibly be invited to come in themselves. But Kaaro isn’t so enamored. He was in the biodome at one point and decided to leave it behind. When something begins killing off other sensitives like himself, Kaaro defies Section 45 to search for an answer, facing his past, and comes to a realization about a horrifying future.

MANCHESTER #SCIFI BOOK CLUB: NEXT BOOKS:

  • 18th Jan – The Truth Machine – James L Halperin (395p)
  • 15th Feb – The Book of Koli – M. R. Carey (418p)

Contact Us

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Next Science Fiction Book – Oct 2021

Our Next Book

  • LifeLike – Jay Kristoff (416p)

19th Oct 7-9pm

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Lifelike Book Description

On an island junkyard beneath a sky that glows with radiation, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Seventeen-year-old Eve isn’t looking for trouble–she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she spent months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, she’s on the local gangster’s wanted list, and the only thing keeping her grandpa alive is the money she just lost to the bookies. Worst of all, she’s discovered she can somehow destroy machines with the power of her mind, and a bunch of puritanical fanatics are building a coffin her size because of it. If she’s ever had a worse day, Eve can’t remember it. The problem is, Eve has had a worse day–one that lingers in her nightmares and the cybernetic implant where her memories used to be. Her discovery of a handsome android named Ezekiel–called a Lifelike because they resemble humans–will bring her world crashing down and make her question whether her entire life is a lie. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic sidekick Cricket in tow, Eve will trek across deserts of glass, battle unkillable bots, and infiltrate towering megacities to save the ones she loves…and learn the truth about the bloody secrets of her past.

MANCHESTER #SCIFI BOOK CLUB: NEXT BOOKS:

  • 16th Nov – Rosewater – Tade Thompson (416p)
  • 18th Jan – The Truth Machine – James L Halperin (395p)
  • 15th Feb – The Book of Koli – M. R. Carey (418p)

Contact Us

Keep up to date with us via twitter @mcrsf_madlab, or by using the #mcrsf hashtag. If you would like to contact us, our e-mail address is mcrsf.madlab@gmail.com

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