Montag, 23. April 2018

Upcoming Event: Reading with Peter V. Brett!

He has just recently concluded his "Demon Cycle" with a breathtaking finale and he's in Berlin again! Dark fantasy fans, Otherlanders, don't miss the opportunity to listen to Peter V. Brett reading from his latest book, The Core, and take all your Demon Cycle books out of your library one last time to get signatures.
The event takes place tomorrow April 24th at the Wasserturm Kreuzberg (Kopischstr. 7, 10965 Kreuzberg) at 8 pm. Admission is free as always.

Mittwoch, 14. März 2018

Short announcement - NO GATHERLAND THIS MONTH!!

The Gatherland tomorrow evening (15.03.2018) is cancelled due to the Book Fair in Leipzig and the flu that has been going around - and we can't announce it on our website because of technical problems.
But we're anxious to meet you at the reading with Tobias Meissner March 23rd OR at the role playing evening on April 5th OR at the OSF Book Club on April 13th!
Don't worry, there'll be lots of other opportunities to geek around!

Freitag, 2. März 2018

More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon



This month the Otherland Speculative Fiction Book Club is reading the International Fantasy Award and Retro-Hugo winning More Than Human in which Theodore Sturgeon poetically describes the next step in human evolution: the homo gestalt!

Don't forget our meeting: Next Friday, March 9th at 7.30 pm at the Otherland Bookshop!
Admission is free and no sign up needed as usual. See you there!

Next dates and titles:

April 13 - Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
May 11 - Infomocracy by Malka Older




Samstag, 24. Februar 2018

Reading with Ben Aaronovitch


The Otherland and Hammett Bookshops proudly present ... Ben Aaronovitch!

We are super happy to welcome the author of the quirky urban fantasy series "Rivers of London" featuring police officer and apprentice wizard Peter Grant!

The reading is this Tuesday, February 27th, at 8 pm, at the Wasserturm Kreuzberg (Kopischstraße 7, 10965 Berlin), admission is free as usual.



Dienstag, 13. Februar 2018

They're Creeping Up Amongst Us

Inci German reviews Tade Thompson's Rosewater


This review is long overdue. Tade Thompson's Rosewater got first nominated for the Campbell Award as best science fiction novel in 2016, then for the African speculative fiction awards, the Nommo Awards, in 2017 and deservedly won the latter. I have been contemplating Thompson's way up - got curious, got the book, read it, loved it, thought I ought to write something about it, and then, as life goes, forgot about it. A few months later the Meetup Berlin Science Fiction Book Club (no, not our Otherland Book Club, but a friendly fellow book club that I occasionally like to join) announced they would be reading it in February and if that wasn't enough signs from the "Universe" for me to write this review, everybody present at the discussion fancied it! Those of you who attend book clubs surely know what a difficult achievement that is. So here I am finally giving in to the universe!

Mittwoch, 31. Januar 2018

Next OBC Meeting - I Am Legend

Ready for a tragically scary SF-horror mashup?

Richard Matheson's 1954 novel about the last man on Earth didn't only win the "Vampire Novel of the Century Award" (the only award that truly counts!) but has been adapted into not one, not two, but into three films (and none of them does the book justice), one radio-play, one comic AND has massively influenced hundreds of authors, filmmakers and other modern horror storytellers.

Got your attention?

Our meeting is on Friday, February 9th, at 7.30 pm at the Otherland Bookstore as usual. And again, no registration nor fee needed as usual. Just read I Am Legend and come!

Next dates and titles are:

March 9 - More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon
April 13 - Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor