THE ORANGE PULP
Our meetings are initially open to the public at no charge, although donations to help cover the costs are appreciated.
Recurring visitors are requested to contribute $2 per meeting, or join us as a full member for $15 per year (prorated).
Readers' Orbit book review meetings are free to all. The format for the Orbit meetings is to serially provide each
participant time to present their review. After the review cycle is finished a general discussion is encouraged.
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Marie Callender's Restaurant
1821 North Grand Avenue, Santa Ana
Dining 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
- AUGUST 9, 2017 READING ORBIT- OCSFC Book Club:
August's book will be
A Borrowed Man
Suggested by John
E. A. Smithe is a borrowed person. He is a clone who lives on a third-tier shelf in a public library, and his
personality is an uploaded recording of a deceased mystery writer. Smithe is a piece of property, not a legal
A wealthy patron, Colette Coldbrook, takes him from the library because he is the surviving personality of the
author of Murder on Mars. A physical copy of that book was in the possession of her murdered father,
and it contains an important secret, the key to immense family wealth. It is lost, and Colette is afraid of the
police. She borrows Smithe to help her find the book and to find out what the secret is. And then the plot gets
Gene Wolfe is winner of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and many other awards. In 2007, he
was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In 2013, he received the SFWA Grand Master award.
His books include The Fifth Head of Cerberus and the bestselling The Book of the New Sun
tetralogy. He lives in Peoria, Illinois, and is currently writing a sequel, to be called Interlibrary Loan.
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- AUGUST 30, 2017
Denise Dumars is a college English instructor and a former literary agent with the Ashley Grayson Literary Agency. She
has had hundreds of poems published, dozens of stories, and several books, including the widely regarded
Lovecraft Slept Here
and the award-nominated
Paranormal Romance: Poems Romancing The Paranormal. She is currently working on a "King In
Yellow"-themed novel and is shopping around the paranormal romance manuscript Page Of Swords, which she co-wrote
with award-winning author Corrine deWinter.
She is also a pagan minister and helms her own New Orleans-style botanica online called
Rev. Dee's Apothecary.
- SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 READING ORBIT- OCSFC Book Club:
September's book will be
Sheri S(tewart) Tepper [1929-2016]
Suggested by Dave
Generations in the future humanity has spread to other planets and Earth is ruled by Sanctity, a dour, coercive religion that
looks to resurrection of the body by storing cell samples of its communicants. Now a plague is threatening to wipe out mankind.
The only planet that seems to be spared is Grass - so-called because that is virtually all that grows there. It was settled by families of
European nobility who live on vast estancias and indulge in the ancient sport of fox hunting, although the horses, hounds and foxes
aren't what they appear to be. Rigo and Marjorie Westriding Yrarier and family are sent to Grass as ambassadors and
unofficial investigators because the bons (the ruling families) have refused to allow scientists to authenticate the planet's immunity
from the plague.
There are two sequels:
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- SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
Paul M. Sammon
Paul M. Sammon is the author of
Future Noir: The Making Of Blade Runner
and a book about its director
He appeared in the 2000 TV documentary
On The Edge Of Blade Runner and the 2004 TV documentary
Remembering The Future: Paycheck & The Worlds Of Philip K. Dick.
- OCTOBER 11, 2017 READING ORBIT- OCSFC Book Club:
October's book will be
Suggested by Catherine
When the only elected African-American judge in Dade County, Florida, begins to receive racist hate mail, her husband Hilton
becomes obsessed with protecting his family. Soon, however, he begins to have horrible nightmares, more intense and disturbing
than any he has ever experienced. Are the strange dreams trying to tell him something? His sense of reality begins to slip away as
he battles both the psychotic threatening to destroy his family and the even more terrifying enemy stalking his sleep.
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- OCTOBER 25, 2017
To be announced...
- NOVEMBER 8, 2017 READING ORBIT- OCSFC Book Club:
November's book will be
The Traitor Baru Cormorant
Suggested by Dave
Tomorrow, on the beach, Baru Cormorant will look up and see red sails on the horizon. The Empire of Masks is coming, armed
with coin and ink, doctrine and compass, soap and lies. They will conquer Baru’s island, rewrite her culture, criminalize her customs,
and dispose of one of her fathers. But Baru is patient. She'll swallow her hate, join the Masquerade, and claw her way high enough
up the rungs of power to set her people free.
A sequel is planned.
Englsh title: The Traitor
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- NOVEMBER 29, 2017
Eric Kurland has been involved with numerous animation and 3-D movies and television episodes, including The Simpsons,
Osmosis Jones, and The Prince Of Egypt, and director of such films as Serial Killer Cereal and "The Ends
Of The Alphabet." Our guest has been nominated for both an Oscar and a Grammy! He is a past president of the Los Angeles
3-D Club and is currently the Stereoscopic 3-D Specialist at 3-DIY/Workprint Films. Eric was recently involved with a successful
Kickstarter project to restore the 1960 3-D adventure movie September Storm.
- JANUARY 10, 2018 READING ORBIT- OCSFC Book Club:
January's book will be
The Aeronaut's Windlass
Suggested by Jamie
Book One of the Cinder Spires series.
Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity. Within their halls, the ruling aristocratic houses develop scientific
marvels, foster trade alliances, and maintain fleets of airships to keep the peace.
Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship Predator. Loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in the cold war with
Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy’s shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels. But when the Predator is damaged in
combat, Grimm joins a team of Albion agents on a vital mission in exchange for fully restoring his ship.
And as Grimm undertakes this task, he learns that the conflict between the Spires is merely a premonition of things to come.
Humanity’s ancient enemy, silent for more than ten thousand years, has begun to stir once more...
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See you at a meeting soon!