Great Novels of the 22nd Century

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

Science fiction reading group, hosted by Left Bank Books, moderated by Mark W. Tiedemann. We explore novels that reflect the potential of SF as both intellectually challenging and excellent writing. This group meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month downstairs in the store at 7:00pm.

Questions? Send them to bookclubs@left-bank.com, or call the store at 314-367-6731.

Due to Coronavirus, the meeting format for this reading group is changing to an online space. Please visit the Great Novels of the 22nd Century Facebook Group for updates.

2024 Titles

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024, 7pm: Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024, 7pm: Patternmaster by Octavia Butler

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024, 7pm: Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe by D.G. Compton

Wednesday, April 10th, 2024, 7pm: Spear by Nicole Griffith

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024, 7pm: Translation State by Ann Leckie

Wednesday, June 5th, 2024, 7pm: Time's Arrow by Martin Amis

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024, 7pm: The Scarab Mission by James Cambias

Wednesday, August 7th, 2024, 7pm: The Ferryman by Justin Cronin

Wednesday, September 4th, 2024, 7pm: Norstrilia by Cordwainer Smith

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2024, 7pm: Invisible Things by Mat Johnson

Wednesday, November 6th, 2024, 7pm: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

Wednesday, December 4th, 2024, 7pm: Strange Stars by Jason Heller

 

2025 Titles

Wednesday, January 8th, 2025, 7pm: Saint Death's Daughter by C.S.E. Cooney

Past reading lists: 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020201920182017201620152014

 

The Ferryman: A Novel By Justin Cronin Cover Image
$16.80
ISBN: 9780525619499
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Ballantine Books - May 7th, 2024

Norstrilia By Cordwainer Smith Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781647100971
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: CAEZIK SF & Fantasy - March 5th, 2024

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Invisible Things: A Novel By Mat Johnson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593229279
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: One World - April 4th, 2023

The Poppy War: A Novel By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062662583
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Harper Voyager - April 23rd, 2019

Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded By Jason Heller Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781612197760
Availability: Backordered
Published: Melville House - June 4th, 2019

Saint Death's Daughter: 2023 World Fantasy Award Winner! (Saint Death Series #1) By C. S. E. Cooney Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781786188526
Availability: Backordered
Published: Solaris - February 14th, 2023