Beijing Science Fiction Reading Group
Next meeting:

Date: 8pm, Thursday April 22, 2021

Location: Wiggly Jiggly's 欧也Cafe, Dongzhimen; Or Zoom - Check the WeChat group

Story: Lena, by Sam Hughes

We're sometimes a bit lazy with updating the website - if the "next meeting" is in the past we'll still probably be meeting on Thursday at Wiggly Jiggly's 欧也Cafe, Dongzhimen, or on Zoom - check the WeChat group for final update.
The Beijing Science Fiction Reading Group is a friendly group of science fiction fans in Beijing, China. We meet most Thursdays at 8pm to discuss a different science fiction story each week - usually in Wiggly Jiggly's 欧也Cafe in Dongzhimen (east Raffles City, Exit D of Dongzhimen subway station). We previously used to meet at The Bookworm before it closed. Meetings are free and informal, and usually discuss short fiction so that everyone has the chance to read the story before the meeting.

We welcome all new members, whether you're an established science fiction fan or new to the genre. If you want to join our WeChat group, please add Lorraine (WeChat ID: Lilasliu) and ask her to add you - unfortunately the group is now too big to share a QR code.
Previously discussed stories:
September 30, 2021A Scanner Darkly (film), and A Kept Species, by Jamie Wahls
September 23, 2021Beyond Lies the Wub, by Philip K. Dick
September 16, 2021Star Trek: The Next Generation - "First Contact" [S4 E15], and The Aliens, by Murray Leinster
September 9, 2021Hell is the Absence of God, by Ted Chiang, and Single Bit Error, by Ken Liu
September 2, 2021The Tea Master and the Detective, by Aliette de Bodard
August 26, 2021The Tea Master and the Detective, by Aliette de Bodard
August 19, 2021Hunting Problem, by Robert Sheckley
August 12, 2021Holodeck episode paradies, Rick and Morty: "M. Night Shaym-Aliens!" [S1E4]; Red Dwarf: "Gunmen fo the Apocalypse" [S6E3]; Extra Credit: Any Star Trek holodeck episode (ex. DS9: 'Our Man Bashir' [S4E9]
August 5, 2021The People of Sand and Slag, by Paulo Pacigalupi
July 29, 2021Mountain Ways, by Ursula K. Le Guin
July 22, 2021We write our own scifi in 1 hr, prompt given at session
July 15, 2021Hyperion - Chapter 6, by Dan Simmons
July 8, 2021Hyperion - Chapter 5, by Dan Simmons
July 1, 2021Hyperion - Chapter 3-4, by Dan Simmons
June 24, 2021Hyperion - Chapter 2, by Dan Simmons
June 15, 2021Hyperion - Chapter 1, by Dan Simmons
June 8, 2021None So Blind, by Joe Haldeman
June 3, 2021Gold, by Isaac Asimov
May 27, 2021Did I Ever You About the Time I Got Invited to Hell?, by ack1308
May 20, 2021Manna: Two Views of Humanity's Future, Chapters 1-4, by Marshall Brain
May 13, 2021Publicity Campaign, by Arthur C. Clarke
May 6, 2021The End of Summer, by Algis Budrys
April 29, 2021God Mode, by Sam Hughes, and extra credit: cripes does anybody remember Google People [sic], by Sam Hughes
April 22, 2021Lena, by Sam Hughes
April 15, 2021Paradises Lost, by Ursula K Le Guin
April 8, 2021Own Goal, by Dennard Dayle, and Truth Plus, by Jamie Wahls
April 1, 2021Jeffty Is Five, by Harlan Ellison
March 25, 2021Laws of Impermanence, by Kenneth Schneyer
March 11, 2021The Void, by Leigh Alexander
March 4, 2021First Contact (up to Part 6), by Ralts_Bloodthorne
February 25, 2021Sandkings, by George R. R. Martin
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