Posted by : atcampbell | On : March 19, 1996

The Engines of God by Jack McDevitt

After discussing a disappointing book at our last meeting, we were happier with Jack McDevitt’s The Engines of God. Despite suddenly relocating the meeting due to bizarre plumbing problems at Adventures in Crime & Space, eight people turned up at the meeting. A representative comment on the McDevitt book was “There ought to be more books like this!”.

The schedule for upcoming books is as follows:

  • April 2: Permutation City by Greg Egan (at the FACT Office)
  • April 16: Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (at ACS)
  • May 7: Jumper by Steven Gould (at the FACT Office)
  • May 21: The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter (at ACS)

Meetings take place on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM. Meeting sites alternate between Adventures in Crime & Space bookstore (609-A W Sixth St) and the FACT Office (1204 Nueces). New people are always welcome at the discussions. For more information, please contact A. T. Campbell at or 833-5269.

–A. T. Campbell, III



Posted by : atcampbell | On : March 5, 1996

Grunts! by Mary Gentle

Seven people participated in the March 5 discussion of Mary Gentle’s Grunts!, a book that no one in the group liked or was even able to finish reading. As one person put it, “we ought to rethink our algorithm for choosing books.”

–A. T. Campbell, III