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 $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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- JULY 31 GUEST/PROGRAM
NOTE THE NEW ADDRESS! MARIE CALLENDER'S HAS CLOSED THE EUCLID RESTAURANT!
Marie Callender's Restaurant
307 East Katella Avenue in Orange.
Dining 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Robert L. Golino
Club member Bob Golino will discuss the creation, writing and marketing of his science fiction novel PrimeLife, stepping in
when Marvin Wolfman had to bow out of the month's meeting. The Club wishes Marv a quick return to health, and we will hopefully
be able to present him at a later date. Bob's novel is available as a paperback, a kindle book, and it also has an edition in Italian,
all available from Amazon.
- AUGUST 14 READING ORBIT- OCSFC Book Club:
August's book will be
Man In His Time: The Best Science Fiction Short Stories Of Brian Aldiss
Brian W. Aldiss
Suggested by Dave Moore
19 short stories and 3 novellettes by the Grand Master: "Outside", "The Failed Men", "All the World's Tears", "Poor Little Warrior!",
"Who Can Replace a Man?", "Man on Bridge", "The Girl and the Robot with Flowers", "The Saliva Tree", "Man in His
Time", "Heresies of the Huge God", "Confluence", "Working in the Spaceship Yards", "Super-Toys Last All Summer Long",
"Sober Noises of Morning in a Marginal Land", "The Dark Soul of the Night", "Appearance of Life", "Last Orders", "Door Slams in
Fourth World", "The Gods in Flight", "My Country 'Tis Not Only of Thee", "Infestation", "The Difficulties Involved in Photographing Nix
Each reader should select and discuss two or three stories that they were most impressed by.
Braille AnaPL LAPL AMZ-U $3 ebay $4
Pub. September, 1989
- AUGUST 28 GUEST/PROGRAM
Alexandra is an author of YA novels of mystery, time travel, and science fiction whose latest novel, The Final Six, has been optioned
for film. Alexandra is also an accomplished songwriter and singer.
- SEPTEMBER 11 READING ORBIT- OCSFC Book Club:
September's book will be
The Ship Of Ishtar
Suggested by John Bowen & Catherine Curley
The hero, John Kenton, is a well-off adventurer and archaeologist who has financed excavations in Babylon, and receives from it a
strange stone block with nearly-illegible warning inscriptions. Naturally, he can't leave well-enough alone when the stone cracks.
He discovers that the block contains a toy-like ship on a crystal sea, in precious and semi-precious metals and gem-stones. This
ship is the gateway to a world of endless day, and the deck of a "real" ship which has voyaged since the days of Sargon of Akkad.
The 1924 magazine serialization is in thirty-five chapters. The Putnam/Avon text, which is available on various places around the
web, was re-ordered into thirty-one chapters, some re-titled to fit, and divided into six parts (possibly suggested by the six-part
magazine serialization). Whole pages are missing, including the crucial opening scene, which introduces the protagonist, and his
feelings of alienation after returning from service in the First World War. Since this backgrounds his doubts of his own sanity, its
absence can only confuse the reader. The Annotated version contains the complete 1924 text.
Braille LAPL Kindle-Annotated $6 ebay $3
Pub. November 8, 1924 - December 13, 1924
October's book will be Gustav Meyrink's The Golem.
November's book will be Vonda McIntyre's Superluminal
See you at a meeting soon!