Club to discuss Silly Science Fiction and Fantasy.
We're looking at things like Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Tom Holt, Robert's Rankin and Aspirin, Doug Naylor / Rob Grant, Jasper Fforde, Jo Walton and so on.
This'll be primarily books, but also to include other media (films, radio shows, Stage shows, TV shows and whatever else)
But books first.
Posts for this club should be tagged: ssff_club.
Wyrd Sisters - Book 6 in our Publication Order read through of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
Book 5 in our Publication Order read through of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
Book 4 in our Publication Order read through of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
Book 3 in our Publication Order read through of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
Book 2 in our Publication Order read through of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
Book 1 in our Publication Order read through of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
I'm interested in reading through Terry Pratchett's excellent Discworld novels with MeFites. This post is to gauge interest, and make a plan for the order in which to read his (fairly extensive) Discworld oeuvre. [more inside]
The team face a final battle to save Lydia Spring. [more inside]
A terrible discovery is made as the duo travel back in time and try to solve the case before the crime ever happens. [more inside]
All conflicts intertwine and come to a head. [more inside]
After being court-martialed by the Space Legion for ordering the strafing of a treaty-signing ceremony, multimillionaire Willard Phule receives his punishment: He must command the misfit Omega Company on Haskin’s Planet, a mining settlement on the edge of settled space. At his duty station, he leverages his personal money and a knack for managing people to get the company to come together as a unit. Phule convinces the governor to leave the contract for an honorary duty up for competition...
Todd reveals a secret during a search for dark enigmas. Elsewhere; Estevez and Zimmerfield take big risks as they come closer to concluding their missing person's case. [more inside]
Dirk and Todd face danger that Patrick Spring left behind and Amanda and Farah encounter an FBI agent as police start putting together the results of their case. [more inside]
Farah and Dirk follow clues in a message from Patrick Spring. Elsewhere: Todd learns he has no safe harbor after trying to go to the police and Amanda encounters a looming presence. [more inside]
New info surfaces about the kidnapping of Patrick Spring's daughter, Lydia. Elsewhere: mysterious characters spark a wild hostage situation. [more inside]
In the series premiere, eccentric self-proclaimed detective Dirk Gently investigates the death of an isolated millionaire and inadvertently teams up with struggling musician Todd Brotzman to do so. [more inside]
Given the upcoming Dirk Gently TV show it's probably time to have a read of the book.
From Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes a wildly inventive novel—in trade paperback for the first time—of ghosts, time travel, and one detective’s mission to save humanity from extinction. [more inside]
All Malcolm Fisher did was run over a badger. Unfortunately the badger turned out to be Ingolf, last of the giants. With his dying breath he reluctantly gave Malcolm two gifts of power and made him ruler of the world.
"Outside the sun shines. Buses rumble towards Ealing Broadway and I'm expected to do battle with the powers of darkness. It all seems a little unfair..." You could say it all started with the red-eyed tramp with the slimy fingers who put the wind up Neville, the part-time barman, something rotten. Or when Archroy's wife swapped his trusty Morris Minor for five magic beans while he was out at the rubber factory. On the other hand, you could say it all started a lot earlier. Like 450 years ago,...
On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There's an avaricious but inept wizard, a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course THE EDGE of the planet ...
Terry Pratchett's final Discworld novel, and the fifth to feature the witch Tiffany Aching... You've read it, you have feelings, let's talk! [more inside]
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly remarkable book. Perhaps the most remarkable, certainly the most successful book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor - of which no Earthman had ever heard of. More popular than The Celestial Home Care Omnibus, better selling than Fifty-three More Things to do in Zero Gravity, and more controversial than Oolon Colluphid's trilogy of philosophical blockbusters Where God Went Wrong, Some More of God's Greatest Mistakes and Who is this God Person Anyway?
In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitch Hiker's Guide has already supplanted the great Encyclopedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two important respects.
First, it is slightly cheaper; and secondly it has the words DON'T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover. [more inside]
This thread is to discuss what books / media we should discuss in what order and when.
The first and most important post!
Which authors / books / series do you feel fit the remit of the club.
It's Hogswatch on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened. Adapted from the novel by Terry Pratchett and directed by Vadim Jean, starring Michelle Dockery, Marc Warren, and David Jason and the vocal talents of Ian Richardson. [more inside]