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.
- FEBRUARY 21 READING ORBIT (Postponed from Feb 14)- OCSFC Book Club:
February's book will be
Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard
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.
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- FEBRUARY 28 GUEST/PROGRAM
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
See you at a meeting soon!