Book Clubs at Southampton Books

Sunday Book Club Meetings

Meets monthly at the bookstore.  Discussion led by Adam.  All are welcome!  Refreshments will be served.


Sunday
February 25th
3pm                  

Infinity Wars Edited by Jonathan Strahan

Conflict seems a constant in human experience. So it seems little surprise that authors concerned with the future would devote forests of pages and oceans of ink to the topic. In Infinity Wars, Jonathan Strahan collects the work of a variety of science fiction authors, all discussing the potential shape of future conflicts. New favorites and a few old hands all try their best to show what the future holds.


Sunday
March 25th
3pm

Galactic Empires Edited by Neil Clarke

If you've ever wondered how the Galactic Empire sustains itself, how an empire that big even sustains itself, this volume is for you. Another collection of short stories with talented young upstarts and tried-and-true writers alike.


Sunday
April 22nd
3pm

Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein

Probably the seminal work of military science fiction, the seed from which the sub-genre grew. Controversial from its first printing. The story of a young man who joins the space marines to fight a frightening enemy.


Sunday
May 20th
3pm

The Forever War by Joseph Haldeman

The classic and controversial military SF novel.  The tale of Private William Mandella and his military adventures in the near (and far) future.  In a war with a constant alien enemy, Mandella and his fellow soldiers have no choice but to re-enlist time and time again.  Though only a few years pass for them, due to faster-than-light travel they return to Earth over several centuries and witness vast changes in the war they are fighting and personal, economic and social change as well.