Orange County Science Fiction Club Orange County Science Fiction Club

SCHEDULED MEETINGS

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 $20 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.

  • FEBRUARY 21 READING ORBIT (Postponed from Feb 14)- OCSFC Book Club:



    February's book will be Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard
    by Lawrence M. Schoen

    Suggested by Dave Moore

    In a distant future no remnants of human beings remain, but their successors thrive throughout the galaxy. These are the offspring of humanity's genius - animals uplifted into walking, talking, sentient beings. The Fant are one such species: anthropomorphic elephants ostracized by other races, and long ago exiled to the rainy ghetto world of Barsk. There, they develop medicines upon which all species now depend. The most coveted of these drugs is koph, which allows a small number of users to interact with the recently deceased and learn their secrets..

    Note: this book was originally scheduled for March. There has been one sequel published so far.

    Availability:
    Braille LAPL LACPL OCPL AMZ-used $2.50 Kindle & Nook $10

    384 pages
    Pub. 2015



  • FEBRUARY 28 GUEST/PROGRAM



    Kim Vandervort

    Kimberley Vandervort has written and published two novels in her fantasy series, as well as several shorter works published in anthologies. She currently lives in Southern California where she spends a great deal of her spare time operating a taxi service for her two beautiful daughters. When not writing, she teaches English Composition at California State University, Fullerton, where she earned a Master’s degree in Medieval Literature in 1999.

  • COMING UP IN 2018


    March's Readers' Orbit book will be Look To Windward by Iain M. Banks
    March's guest will be actor Michael Lempe
    April's Readers' Orbit book will be Hounded by Kevin Hearne
    April's guest will be curator J.J. Jacobson
    May's Readers' Orbit book will be The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold
    June's Readers' Orbit book will be Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch
    July's Readers' Orbit book will be Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor
    August's Readers' Orbit book will be The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin
    September's Readers' Orbit book will be The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
    October's Readers' Orbit book will be TBA
    November's Readers' Orbit book will be Crosstalk by Connie Willis


Books suggested for reading and discussion
Books previously discussed
How to suggest a book for discussion
Symbols used for availability:
AMZ Amazon
Kindle Amazon Kindle & Fire
Gutenberg Project Gutenberg
Nook Barnes & Noble
Braille available from Braille
AnaPL Anaheim Public Library system
FulPL Fullerton Public Library
LAPL Los Angeles Public Library system
LACPL Los Angeles County Public Library system
OCPL Orange County Public Library system
-a = audio book
-cd = audio book on cd
-DB = downloadable audio book
-e = e-audio book
-RC = audio book on cassette
-u = Used copies available






Where we meet..


See you at a meeting soon!


Email info@ocsfc.org for more information or call Greg at (949) 552-4925.