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John Scalzi is a Freakin’ Genius

“Are you reading that for the first time?” a stranger asked me on the New York City Subway. “Yes” I responded somewhat cautiously looking up from my book. As a New Yorker, I am not used to unsolicited literary commentary in public or any kind of interaction with strangers, ever. “I envy you” he replied simply and […]

      
 
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Dive Into The Wizarding World, One Word At A Time

Did the new Harry Potter movie pique your interest in reading (or, as in my case, re-re-re-reading) the book that started it all? Starting this month (August 2009), a group of GWCers are going to be reading through the Harry Potter series, one book a month beginning with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and […]

      
 
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GWC Direct-To-Archive #6

Here’s our GWC Book Club TalkCast on Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy in its entirety. (Originally recorded live January 3, 2009.) The Book Club TalkCast is a monthly event. If you’d like to participate, check out the book club discussion and book selection threads on the forum, and look for another TalkCast next […]

      
 
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GWC Direct-To-Archive #5

Here’s our GWC Book Club TalkCast on Isaac Asimov’s Foundation in its entirety. (Originally recorded live December 6, 2008). The Book Club TalkCast is now a monthly event. If you’d like to participate, check out the book club discussion and book selection thread on the forum, and look for another TalkCast next month discussing The […]

      
 
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GWC Direct-To-Archive #4

For those of you who may have missed our TalkShoe discussion of GWC’s October book of the month, Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, here’s the conversation in its entirety. (Originally recorded Nov. 8, 2008.) And don’t forget to join us in GWC forum to discuss this month’s group read: Asimov’s Foundation.

      
 
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GWC Book Club: Snow Crash

The votes are in, and Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash has won the day…erm, month. So put down the remote, step away from the computer and pickup your copy of Snow Crash. You can join in the conversation here in the GWC Forum. We’d like to thank all the voters for contributing, and we’re already engaged […]

      
 
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GWC Book Club: Heir to the Empire

Please join the the GWC community in the Book Club select for August, Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn here

      
 
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April GWC Book Of The Month: 2001 by Arthur C. Clarke

This month we took the suggestion of numerous GWCers and skipped the normal voting process, instead selecting 2001: A Space Odyssey as our monthly group read in honor of Arthur C. Clarke’s recent passing. The book and movie were written concurrently, and the story is largely based on various Clarke short stories. Wikipedia has a […]

      
 
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March Book Of The Month: 1984

GWCers have spoken, and this month we’re all diving into some classic sci-fi: George Orwell’s 1984. Obviously the year in question has come and gone, and we’re not living in the world Orwell imagined. He certainly couldn’t have predicted Big Brother. But then again, his vision of things-to-come still seems relevant — and certainly lives […]

      
 
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Scalzi’s Old Man’s War — Free

John Scalzi’s novel Old Man’s War shows up every month in the GWC Book Club selection thread. We’ve yet to vote it in as book-of-the-month, but I suspect it’s about to get a boost in the poll. Why? The great guys over at BoingBoing are reporting this morning that Scalzi and publisher Tor are offering […]

      
 
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January GWC Book Of The Month: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Listeners/readers have spoken, and this month we’re taking a collective look at Phillip K. Dick’s masterpiece, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep — known to many of you by its more common movie name, Blade Runner. And our voters’ timing is inescapably brilliant. Why? This month’s selection coincides with the most recent “ultimate” relase of […]

      
 
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Polls Are Open To Select January’s GWC Book Of The Month

The poll to select the January GWC book-of-the-month is open, and there are some great contenders this month — as always. If you get a chance, be sure to stop by the GWC Forum and vote. And if you haven’t already picked up a copy of December’s Starship Troopers, don’t hold off any longer. There’s […]

      
 
 

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