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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.

2020 Titles

Wednesday, January 8th, 7pm: Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz

Wednesday, Februay 5th, 7pm: Roadside Picnic by Arkady & Boris Sturgatsky

Wednesday, March 4th, 7pm: Blackfish City by Sam Miller

Wednesday, April 1st, 7pm: Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress

Wednesday, May 6th, 7pm: Agency by William Gibson

Wednesday, June 3rd, 7pm: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm

Wednesday, July 1st, 7pm: Player of Games by Iain M. Banks

Wednesday, August 5th, 7pm: Iain M. Banks by Paul Kincaid

Wednesday, September 2nd, 7pm: Space Opera by Catherynne Valente

Wednesday, October 7th, 7pm: Iron Dragon's Mother by Michael Swanwick

Wednesday, November 4th, 7pm: Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl & C.M. Kornbluth

Wednesday, December 2nd, 7pm: Exhalation by Ted Chiang

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

 

Past reading lists: 201920182017201620152014

 

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Beggars in Spain Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780060733483
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Voyager - November 23rd, 2004

April 2020 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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Agency Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101986936
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - January 21st, 2020

May 2020 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang: A Novel Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9780312866150
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orb Books - July 15th, 1998

June 2020 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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The Player of Games (Culture #2) Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9780316005401
Availability: Backordered
Published: Orbit - March 26th, 2008

July 2020 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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Iain M. Banks (Modern Masters of Science Fiction) Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780252082504
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Illinois Press - May 12th, 2017

August 2020 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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Space Opera Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781481497503
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - December 18th, 2018

September 2020 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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The Iron Dragon's Mother Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250198259
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Books - June 25th, 2019

October 2020 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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The Space Merchants Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250000156
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - December 6th, 2011

November 2020 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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Exhalation: Stories Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781101947883
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - May 7th, 2019

December 2020 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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The Stars Are Legion Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481447942
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - November 7th, 2017

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