Beijing Science Fiction Reading Group
Next meeting:

Date: 8pm, Friday June 7, 2024 (not Thursday this week!)

Location: TBD, possibly Yinghuang Cinema (英皇影城) near Guomao

Movie night: Furiosa (2024)

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 - check the WeChat group for updates.
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 English-language science fiction story each week - usually in Wiggly Jiggly's (欧也Cafe) in Dongzhimen (close to 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. Discussions are in English but non-native speakers are of course very welcome.

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 Kevin on WeChat and ask him to add you - unfortunately we're now too big to join directly by QR code.
Previously discussed stories:
May 30, 2024The Last Command, by Keith Laumer (1967)
May 23, 2024Nextype, by Sam Kyung Yoo (2023)
May 9, 2024Solitude, by Ursula K LeGuin (1994)
May 2, 2024The Listening Glass, by Alexis Glynn Latner (1991)
April 25, 2024Movie night: Dredd (2012)
April 18, 2024Introduction to 2181 Overture, Second Edition, by Gu Shi (2020, author), translated by Emily Jin (2023, translator) (with the author)
April 11, 2024Better Living Through Algorithms, by Naomi Kritzer (2023)
April 4, 2024True Names, by Vernor Vinge (1981)
March 28, 2024The Three Body Problem, by Liu Cixin (2008), and/or the Netflix TV series
March 21, 2024The Big Trip Up Yonder (1954), Harrison Bergeron (1961) and 2BR02B (1962), by Kurt Vonnegut
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