The Bonn Speculative Fiction Group (BSFG) was formed on April 9, 2019 when more than 45 students signed up for the reading group. Thank you for making this happen!
Books will be selected by Marthe-Siobhán Hecke (M.A., M.Ed.), a ravenous reader of unhealthy amounts of books and an enthusiastic PhD student and lecturer at the Department of English, American and Celtic Studies at the University of Bonn. She would love to introduce you to some old and new speculative fiction, such as fantasy, sci-fi, utopian or dystopian literature – literature that does things differently.
You did not make it to the first meeting? You can still join! If you want to sign up for the reading group, please write an e-mail: mshecke[@]uni-bonn.de
Our first read for April will be The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. The author describes the content as the following:
“Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie.
But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts:
An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much. Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.”
Dates for the meetings will be published as soon as possible. The Discord channel is already open and books can be purchased at Witsch & Behrendt (8,60€/book). You can already start talking about the book when you join the channel.
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