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.
- 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
Pub. Aug., 2001
- MARCH 28 GUEST/PROGRAM
(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
- APPRIL 11, 2018 READING ORBIT- OCSFC Book Club:
April's book will be
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.
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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]
See you at a meeting soon!