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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 Mark at mark.t@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.

2021 Titles

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021, 7pm: Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021, 7p: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021, 7p: This is How You Lose a Time War by Amal el-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

Wednesday, April 7th, 7pm: Nine Bar Blues by Sheree Renee Thomas

Wednesday, May 5th, 7pm: Murderbot (first four novellas for discussion) by Martha Wells

Wednesday, June 2nd, 7pm: Female Man by Joanna Russ

Wednesday, July 7th, 7pm: Unconquerable Sun by Kate Eliot

Wednesday, August 4th, 7pm: Secret City by Carol Emshwiller

Wednesday, September 1st, 7pm: Foundation by Isaac Asimov

Wednesday, October 6th, 7pm: Machine by Elizabeth Bear

Wednesday, November 3rd, 7pm: Tropic of Kansas by Christopher Brown

Wednesday, December 1st, 7pm: Sentient by Nadia Afifi

 

2022 Titles

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022, 7pm: Architects of Memory by Karen Osborne

 

 

Past reading lists: 2020201920182017201620152014

 

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The Stars Are Legion Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481447942
Availability: Not on our shelves at the moment, but we will order it for you.
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - November 7th, 2017

January 2021 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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This Is How You Lose the Time War Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781534430990
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - March 17th, 2020

March 2021 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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Nine Bar Blues Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780997457896
Availability: Backordered
Published: Third Man Books - May 26th, 2020

April 2021 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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The Murderbot Diaries: All Systems Red, Artificial Condition, Rogue Protocol, Exit Strategy Cover Image
$71.96
ISBN: 9781250784278
Availability: Not on our shelves at the moment, but we will order it for you.
Published: Tordotcom - October 27th, 2020

May 2021 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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The Female Man (Bluestreak #11) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780807062999
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Beacon Press - March 17th, 2000

June 2021 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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Unconquerable Sun (The Sun Chronicles #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250197269
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tor Books - June 8th, 2021

July 2021 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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The Secret City Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781892391445
Availability: Special Order
Published: Tachyon Publications - April 1st, 2007

August 2021 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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Foundation Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553293357
Availability: Not on our shelves at the moment, but we will order it for you.
Published: Spectra - October 1st, 1991

September 2021 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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Machine: A White Space Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781534403017
Availability: Not on our shelves at the moment, but we will order it for you.
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 20th, 2020

October 2021 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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Tropic of Kansas: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062563811
Availability: Not on our shelves at the moment, but we will order it for you.
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Harper Voyager - July 11th, 2017

November 2021 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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The Sentient Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781787584327
Availability: Backordered
Published: Flame Tree Press - September 8th, 2020

December 2021 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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Architects of Memory (The Memory War #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250215475
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Published: Tor Books - September 8th, 2020

January 2022 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection