Orange County Science Fiction Club Orange County Science Fiction Club


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.

  • MARCH 14, 2018 READING ORBIT- OCSFC Book Club:

    March's book will be Look To Windward
    by Iain M. Banks

    Suggested by Sandi

    Book Seven of the Culture series.

    The Twin Novae battle had been one of the last of the Idiran war, and one of the most horrific: desperate to avert their inevitable defeat, the Idirans had induced two suns to explode, snuffing out worlds and biospheres teeming with sentient life. They were attacks of incredible proportion -- but the war ended, and life went on.

    Now, eight hundred years later, light from the first explosion is about to reach the Masaq' Orbital, home to the Culture's most adventurous and decadent souls. There it will fall upon Masaq's 50 billion inhabitants, gathered to commemorate the deaths of the innocent and to reflect, if only for a moment, on what some call the Culture's own complicity in the terrible event. Also journeying to Masaq' is Major Quilan, an emissary from the war-ravaged world of Chel. In the aftermath of the conflict that split his world apart, most believe he has come to Masaq' to bring home Chel's most brilliant star and self-exiled dissident, the honored Composer Ziller.

    Braille AnaPL LAPL OCPL AMZ-used $11.75 Kindle $15 Nook $16

    384 pages
    Pub. Aug., 2001

    (George) Michael Lampe

    Michael Lampe is an actor who has appeared a number of times on the television series "Deadwood", as well as in a couple of pirate movies.

  • APPRIL 11, 2018 READING ORBIT- OCSFC Book Club:

    April's book will be Hounded
    by Kevin Hearne

    Suggested by Catherine

    Book One of the Iron Druid Chronicles

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. But a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power - plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish - to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil.

    There are numerous sequels, some of short story length.

    Braille AnaPL FulPL LAPL-e LACPL OCPL AMZ-used $1.50 Kindle & Nook $3

    303 pages
    Pub. May, 2011

  • COMING UP IN 2018

    April's guest will be curator J.J. Jacobson
    May's Readers' Orbit book will be The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold [Jamie]
    May's guest will be author Jennifer Brody
    June's Readers' Orbit book will be Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch [Dave]
    July's Readers' Orbit book will be Crosstalk by Connie Willis [Catherine]
    August's Readers' Orbit book will be The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin [John LaFond]
    September's Readers' Orbit book will be The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell [Sandi]
    October's Readers' Orbit book will be TBA
    November's Readers' Orbit book will be Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor [Dave]

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

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Email for more information or call Greg at (949) 552-4925.