Beijing SF Reading Group


We meet at Cava coffee, at 8:30pm monday nights on an irregular schedule.

Cava Coffee is in the Hooters building, on the west side. That is just west of The Den and just northeast of the east gate of gongti, across the road. It's west of Sanlitun soho, and southwest of Yashow.

We use, email, and wechat for coordination. The meetup group is here: Beijing Science Fiction Meetup

Contact me through wechat to be added to the group: 360414628



Nov 24, 2014 Crystal Nights Greg Egan 20 pages ask
Nov 24, 2014 (2nd story) Divided by Infinity Robert Charles Wilson short story ask
Dec 15, 2014 Guest Law John C Wright 10 pages ask
Dec 29, 2014 Double, Double Holley Cantine 15 pages ask
Jan 19, 2015 Swarm Bruce Sterling 20 pages ask
Feb 2, 2015 Equinoctal John Varley, 1976 30 pages ask
Feb 16, 2015 Iain Banks Memorial Drink Whisky Read Iain Banks All Night (No event scheduled, but it's the birthday of my favorite SF author.)
Mar 9, 2015 Second Variety PK Dick 15 pages online
Mar 16, 2015 The Martian Andy Weir, 2013 novel buy at amazon (suggested by Nancy H.K. Lee)
April 6, 2015 Houston, Houston, do you read? James Tiptree, Jr. 20 pages online
April 13, 2015 The Bones of the Earth Ursula K. Le Guin 25 pages ask
April 20, 2015 Bordered in Black Larry Niven 25 pages ask
April 27, 2015 Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom Cory Doctorow novelette html | epub
May 4, 2015 The City of Silence Ma Boyong, Translated by Ken Liu, 2005 ask in wechat group (suggested by Alec Ashe)
May 11, 2015 Immersion Aliette de Bodard, 2013 available here (suggested by Rachel Rao)
May 18, 2015 Three Bodies Liu Cixin, 2006 novel buy on/offline, english version is out
May 25, 2015 Harrison Bergeron Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., 1961 very short story online here
June 1, 2015 Space Law Talk Chris special talk about "law in space" 7:30 pm, Cava
June 1, 2015 Mind of my Mind Octavia Butler novel ask in wechat group
June 8, 2015 …And I Show You How Deep The Rabbit Hole Goes Scott Alexander, 2015 short story available here
June 15, 2015 Player of Games Iain M Banks novel buy online (One of his best books)
June 22, 2015 Bernie the Faust William Tenn short story ask in the group
June 29, 2015 Roadside Picnic Arkady and Boris Strugatsky short novel wikipedia
Future Stars my Destination Alfred Bester short, amazing 50s novel
Future BLIT David Langford short story
Future On the Uses of Torture Piers Anthony short story. Warning: not for the faint of heart.
Future Nine Lives Ursula Le Guin
Future something from Toast, or Bit Rot Charles Stross
Future The Phantom of Kansas John Varley
Future Come to the Party Frank Herbert & E.M. Busby
Future A good one Robert Sheckley
Future Through Others Eyes R.A. Lafferty, 1958 short story

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