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 Shane at  shane.m@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.

2022 Titles

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

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022, 7pm: Persephone Station by Stina Leicht

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022, 7pm: Fiasco by Stanislaw Lem

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022, 7pm: The Exile Waiting by Vonda N McIntyre

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022, 7pm: The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022, 7pm: The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022, 7pm: Bright Moment and Others by Daniel Marcus

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022, 7pm: Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs #1) by Richard K. Morgan

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022, 7pm: The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe (First story of Shadow & Claw)

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022, 7pm: The Actual Star by Monica Byrne

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022, 7pm: The Unraveling by Benjamin Rosenbaum

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022, 7pm: Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950-1985 by Andrew Nette

Future reading list: 2023

Past reading lists: 2021, 2020201920182017201620152014

 

Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950-1985 By Andrew Nette (Editor), Iain McIntyre (Editor) Cover Image
By Andrew Nette (Editor), Iain McIntyre (Editor)
$23.96
ISBN: 9781629638836
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Published: PM Press - November 16th, 2021

The Ministry for the Future: A Novel By Kim Stanley Robinson Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9780316300148
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Published: Orbit - October 19th, 2021

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Bannerless (The Bannerless Saga) By Carrie Vaughn Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780544947306
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Published: Harper Voyager - July 11th, 2017

The Spare Man By Mary Robinette Kowal Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250829177
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Published: Tor Books - October 11th, 2022

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Sweep of Stars (Astra Black #1) By Maurice Broaddus Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250264947
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Published: Tor Books - February 28th, 2023

Children of Time By Adrian Tchaikovsky Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316452502
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Published: Orbit - December 11th, 2018

Stand on Zanzibar By John Brunner Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250781222
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Published: Tor Books - March 23rd, 2021

The All-Consuming World By Cassandra Khaw Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781645660439
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Published: Erewhon - August 30th, 2022

Machinehood By S.B. Divya Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982148072
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - March 22nd, 2022

The Mountain in the Sea: A Novel By Ray Nayler Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374605957
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Published: MCD - October 4th, 2022

The Dragon Waiting By John M. Ford Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250269010
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Published: Tor Books - September 29th, 2020

Galactic Suburbia: Recovering Women’s Science Fiction By Ph.D. Lisa Yaszek Cover Image
$34.44
ISBN: 9780814251645
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ohio State University Press - January 22nd, 2008