About Our Group

Basic Information

We are a book discussion group in Austin, TX that has been discussing SF and fantasy novels since since Spring 1994.

When and Where We Meet

Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 7PM.  Meetings sites alternate among the North Village Branch of the Austin Public Library.the Milwood Branch, the Yarborough branch, and the organizer’s home.

Our Activities

Our primary activity is discussing books. Summaries of meetings are available on our website.

We’ve taken authors out to dinner: Aaron Allston, Julie E. Czerneda, Bradley Denton, Peter F. Hamilton, Robin Hobb, James P. Hogan, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Ian McDonald, Maureen F. McHugh, Elizabeth Moon, James Morrow, Patrice Sarath, William Browning Spencer, Sean Stewart, Charles Stross, Vernor Vinge, and Martha Wells.

Who May Participate

Our discussions are open to all comers.


We’ve been sponsored since the beginning by The Fandom Association of Central Texas (FACT). In summer 1995, we gained a sponsor: Adventures in Crime and Space bookstore. In July 2007 we became an offical program of the Austin Public Library.

For More Information

Contact the group’s organizer by email at reading@fact.org.