Do you listen to music while you write? Or while you read? Love speculative fiction – and music?
Have I got the book club for you!
Club Fantasci is a new video book club. Just like a normal book club – except your hosts ‘meet’ via Google+ Hangout to discuss the book. You get your say on the discussion boards for the group at Goodreads!
So where does the music come in?
Club Fantasci is the brainchild of David Lowry of the Lowry Agency, representing musicians and voice-over artists. With a heavy background in music, David conceived the idea of each co-host picking a song that fits, in some way, with the Book of the Month. You can offer your suggestions, and discuss suitable songs, at the Goodreads discussion page or on the Club Fantasci Facebook page.
So if you always find yourself setting a scene in a book to music, you should definitely join us. The first G+ Hangout is on 31 August at 7:00pm CST, and the Book of the Month for August is ‘The Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern.
Club Fantasci is a book club taking the stigma out of speculative fiction. We want to expose you to the full gamut of the speculative fiction genre, including science fiction, hard SF, militaristic SF, high/epic fantasy, dark fantasy, dystopian, cyberpunk, steampunk, space opera, paranormal, urban fantasy, SFF romance and erotica, and everything in between.
We want to educate readers on good writing in specultaive fiction, entertain with witty banter, and above all have a fantastic time. Fiction need not be literary to be well-written, and good writing need not be boring or mundane! We promise you we’ll do our best to bring you a good book every month, and if not, we’ll tell you why it’s not! For a bit of light fun, we’ll also be featuring a wine of the month and picking a song that best fits the book. So bring your book, keep that wineglass topped up, and don’t forget your i-pod!
Club Fantasci is also featuring a “Wine of the Month” – August’s pick is a 2011 “Suited Muscat” from Sort This Out Cellars Winery in Las Vegas, NV. Club members are entitled to a 15% discount – see the Facebook Page for more information.
You can learn more about us by:
Joining our group on Goodreads
Liking our Page on Facebook
Checking out our Website
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