Thursday, February 25, 2010

Meeting for Friday

On February 25 2010 we met at the Bloomington Barnes & Noble to discuss Friday by Robert A. Heinlein. Chris had suggested it after we read Saturn's Children (see below).

Here are the votes in the order they were given:
Chris 4
Dru 6
Raja 6
Jeff 9 (compared to our usual non-Heinlein; compared to other Heinlein it would be lower)
Emily 4
Lisa 8

Lisa arrived well after the start of the discussion.

Raja noted that while he didn't enjoy the book as much this time, he found it to be very compelling reading. (You can see his lengthy review on Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17208.Friday .) Some others agreed that the book was more enjoyable the first time you read it.

Our next meeting will be on March 25 2010 to discuss 2010: Odyssey Two, by Arthur C. Clarke. We chose The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov for April 22, thus completing the triple crown. (Asimov, Clarke, and Heinlein are often referred to as "The Big Three" in fandom; the most important SF writers of the 20th century.)

(Posted 2010-03-07 14:06 EST.)