Speculations Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Group


As the literature of ideas and imagination science fiction and fantasy make excellent fodder for engaging discussion. Speculations celebrates the genre by exploring the whole arc from hard science to fantastical fiction and anything in between. Readers of all interests are invited to join us as we explore new realms.

The Outside Cover Image
ISBN: 9780857668134
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Published: Angry Robot - June 11th, 2019

January 2020

The Outside


Autistic scientist Yasira Shien has developed a radical new energy drive that could change the future of humanity. But when she activates it, reality warps, destroying the space station and everyone aboard. The AI Gods who rule the galaxy declare her work heretical, and Yasira is abducted by their agents. Instead of simply executing her, they offer mercy - if she'll help them hunt down a bigger target: her own mysterious, vanished mentor. With her homeworld's fate in the balance, Yasira must choose who to trust: the gods and their ruthless post-human angels, or the rebel scientist whose unorthodox mathematics could turn her world inside out.

Tuesday, January 21st at 6:30 PM

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ISBN: 9780062936011
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Published: Harper Voyager - September 3rd, 2019

February 2020

To Be Taught, If Fortunate


In a stand-alone novella from the award-winning, critically acclaimed author of the Wayfarer series, Ariadne O'Neill and her crewmates are hard at work in a planetary system 15 light-years from Sol, on a mission to ecologically survey four habitable worlds. Faced with the possibility of returning to a planet that has forgotten those who have left, Ariadne begins to chronicle the wonders and dangers of her mission.

Tuesday, February 18th at 6:30 PM