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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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 29 GUEST/PROGRAM
Longtime jazz guitar virtuoso Grant Geisssman, who has played with such acts as Chuck Mangione, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat
Band, Keiko Matsui, Quincy Jones and Diane Schuur will be our guest. Geissman has also recorded several best-selling jazz
albums under his own name. He has been Emmy-nominated several times for his music for television shows including Two And
A Half Men and Passion, and his music has also been featured on Dawson's Creek, Monk,
Boy Meets World and Touched By An Angel.
In addition to his phenomenal musicianship, Geissman has also authored several books on the infamous EC Comics from the
1950's and its surviving title, Mad Magazine.
- SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 READING ORBIT- OCSFC Book Club:
September's book will be
Mary Doria Russell
Suggested by Sandi
There is one sequel: Children Of God.
First contact with an extraterrestrial civilization: the enigma is Father Emilio Sandoz, a Jesuit linguist whose messianic virtues
hide his occasional doubt about his calling. The mystery is the climactic turn of events that has left him the sole survivor of a secret
Jesuit expedition to the planet Rakhat and, upon his return, made him a disgrace to his faith.
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- SEPTEMBER 26 GUEST/PROGRAM
Arlene Busby is president of the Aerospace Legacy Foundation
in Downey. They will be putting on the OuteRimCon 2018, an annual science and science fiction convention celebrating the history
of space exploration on October 12th & 13th this year at the Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way,
Downey, CA 90242.
The Aerospace Legacy Foundation, is a community-based 501(c)(3) organization located in Downey. Since 1995 they have
dedicated themselves to the preservation of Southern California’s aerospace and aviation history. Their mission is to educate,
lecture and preserve the history of space exploration.
Arlene (Satin) Busby has been an advocate of space sciences and space exploration for decades, and has been a driving force in
the organization. She is been a significant figure in the local Southern California science fiction fandom, one of the better known
members of LASFS, the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, and appeared on the now legendary Hour 25 when it was first
being broadcast on local station KPFK in Los Angeles. She was awarded LASFS’ highest service award in 2008.
- OCTOBER 10, 2018 READING ORBIT- OCSFC Book Club:
October's book will be
Suggested by Catherine
A people-eating demon threatens a sleepy California resort town.
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- OCTOBER 31 GUEST/PROGRAM
Michael D. Sellers
Michael Sellers has been an agent of the Central Intelligence Agency, an environmentalist, and a film writer, director and producer.
His latest book details the story of how the Disney Studios spent $250 million on a picture they shelved only ten days after its
- NOVEMBER 14, 2018 READING ORBIT- OCSFC Book Club:
November's book will be
Just One Damned Thing After Another
Suggested by Dave
Book One of The Chronicles Of St. Mary's. There is also a prequel: The Very First Damned Thing.
Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don't do 'time
travel' - they 'investigate major historical events in contemporary time'. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not
always within their power - especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet.
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- NOVEMBER 28 GUEST/PROGRAM
Nikki is a Los Angeles-based recognized cosplayer, artist, and published model. She has been an avid fan of comics and
science fiction movies since childhood, and has been attending conventions for about eight years. For the last four years Nikki has
delved into the world of cosplay. Fascinated with the artistry and creativity to build and construct her own costumes, she speaks
on panels to others in the community about how to get started intcosplay, and not fearing getting into the hobby due to age,
size, gender, etc. Nikki has been featured in about ten news and entertainment publications for her cosplays, such as the Los
Angeles Times, Orange County Register, and Buzz Feed.
- DECEMBER 12, 2018 READING ORBIT- OCSFC Book Club:
December's book will be
Suggested by Catherine
DiscWorld #20 of 41 novels.
When the red-suited, gift-giving Hogfather disappears, Death himself is forced to pick up the reins of the sleigh on Hogswatchnight.
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- DECEMBER 26 GUEST/PROGRAM
There will not be a regular meeting with a guest on the last Wednesday of December as few of our members would be able to attend.)
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- JANUARY 9, 2019 READING ORBIT- OCSFC Book Club:
January's book(s) will be
Bowl Of Heaven
by Greg Benford &
Suggested by John Bowen
This novel was published in two parts.
In this first collaboration by science fiction masters Larry Niven and Gregory Benford, a human expedition to another star system
is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure half-englobing
a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths…and it's on a direct path heading for the same system as the
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- FEBRUARY 13, 2019 READING ORBIT- OCSFC Book Club:
February's book will be
Suggested by Jamie
Book One of the Mercy Thompson series.
Mercy Thompson is a shapeshifter, and while she was raised by werewolves, she can never be one of them, especially after the
pack ran her off for having a forbidden love affair. So she’s turned her talent for fixing cars into a business and now runs a
one-woman mechanic shop in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State. A half-starved teenage boy arrives at her shop looking
for work. But Mercy’s act of kindness leaves her no choice but to seek help from those she once considered family — the
werewolves who abandoned her...
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See you at a meeting soon!