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

 

Past reading lists: 2021, 2020201920182017201620152014

 

Shadow & Claw: The First Half of The Book of the New Sun By Gene Wolfe Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250781253
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Tor Books - June 8th, 2021

The Actual Star: A Novel By Monica Byrne Cover Image
$22.39
ISBN: 9780063002890
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Harper Voyager - September 14th, 2021

The Unraveling By Benjamin Rosenbaum Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781645660309
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Erewhon - June 7th, 2022

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)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781629638836
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: PM Press - November 16th, 2021