New Group - SSFF
March 10, 2016 6:14 AM - Subscribe

When books launched originally I suggested a Douglas Adams based group, and in the recent thread oneswellfoop went further and suggested a Silly Science Fiction Fantasy Group. Who's interested?

So SSFF starts at Pratchett and Adams but there is plenty of material.
I'm envisaging Tom Holt, Robert's Rankin and Aspirin, Doug Naylor / Rob Grant and if the format allows it inclusion of the various Adams Films, Radio Shows and TV Shows (not including much Doctor Who which is it's own thing), Discworld films and so on.

So, who's interested? What authors should we have on the list?
etc. etc.
posted by Just this guy, y'know (12 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
This sounds like a ton of fun! I'd add Christopher Moore to the list, although I haven't liked his most recent books, and A. Lee Martinez, who in addition to writing funny novels, posts a lot of free fiction on his website. There's also the Unidentified Funny Objects anthologies that I've heard of, although i've never read them.
posted by possibilityleft at 7:39 AM on March 10, 2016

I'd be in on this. The only book I can think of to add is Good Omens, but maybe throw Red Dwarf in on the TV side.
posted by hobgadling at 7:40 AM on March 10, 2016

I'd be interested and would suggest adding Jo Walton's Tooth and Claw, which basically is whimsical Jane Austen with dragons.
posted by JustKeepSwimming at 4:42 AM on March 11, 2016 [1 favorite]

A Lee Martinez?
posted by porpoise at 12:48 PM on March 15, 2016

Does Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series count?
posted by tracicle at 5:03 AM on March 16, 2016 [1 favorite]

I'd think so yeah.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 6:11 AM on March 16, 2016

The next problem is that I don't know how to set this up.
Contact form? I guess.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 10:51 AM on March 16, 2016

Just this guy, y'know: MeMail cortex, he can set you up with the ability to post book posts here.
posted by hobgadling at 5:44 PM on March 16, 2016

OMG I am SO down with this.
posted by miss-lapin at 8:18 PM on March 16, 2016 [1 favorite]

Here's the club

I've asked cortex for book powers, and we'll see where we go.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 2:41 AM on March 17, 2016

Book powers!
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 1:45 PM on March 17, 2016

This'll be easier to find again later if the SillyScienceFictionFantasy tag is added.
posted by phearlez at 12:22 PM on March 18, 2016 [1 favorite]

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