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
    540 North Euclid Avenue, Anaheim CA
    Dining 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


    Kim Shumway

    Kim Shumway has been the script coordinator for the reboot of the the tv series "Dallas", and has been closely associated with the original tv series "The 100", for which she has written some episodes, been the executive story editor, and has produced or co- executive produced numerous recent episodes.


  • Marie Callender's Restaurant
    307 East Katella Avenue, Orange CA
    Dining 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    May's book will be Children Of Time
    by Adrian Tchaikovsky

    Suggested by John Bowen

    The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind's worst nightmare.

    A sequel, Children Of Ruin, is scheduled to be released in May.

    LAPL LACPL OCPL AMZ-used $7.00 Kindle & Nook $10

    640 pages
    Pub. 2015

  • Marie Callender's Restaurant
    540 North Euclid Avenue, Anaheim CA
    Dining 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Nicole Vandever

    Nicole Vandever is a highly respected professor of English and a Masters student at the Fullerton campus at California State University, and will be here to discuss her thesis on Samuel R. Delaney. She has written a number of fantasy and romance stories under the pen name @NBlackwood713, and has recently appeared in the anthology Demons, Imps And Incubi with the story "Dromtsiinn at the Tiki Lounge." Among her other interests Nicole is an explorer (of creepy forests), as well as a cat whisperer, a cider loving beach bum and a tree hugger.

  • Further meeting times and locations to be announced.

    June's book will be Artemis by Andy Weir.
    June's guest will be Rick Sternbach.
    July's book will be Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty.
    August's book will be Man In His Time by Brian W. Aldiss.
    September's book will be The Ship Of Ishtar by A. Merritt.

Alphabetical list of past presenters
Books suggested for reading and discussion
Alphabetical list of books previously discussed
Chronological list of 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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