Please note our meeting this month will be at a different location and date than usual.
A lot of us are at Westercon in Denver the usual First Friday, so we will therefore be holding our First Friday Fandom meeting on the second Friday of the month. Our meeting place will also change due to renovations at Mem’s home. We will be meeting at the home of Rick Ayers at 5650 Flintridge Drive. See the map below for directions.
Our book will be Robert Asprin’s Phule’s Company about an unusual millionaire who decides to take on the toughest project of his life – leading a misfit band of soldiers on some unusual adventures.
This month we will meet at 8pm at the usual location at 1245 Allegheny Drive. Our book theme for 2018 is humor in science fiction and fantasy.
We’ll be reading William Goldman’s novel that inspired one of the best movies ever – The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure. Goldman took an interesting approach to this book; pretending the story was one told to him by his grandfather, translated from an old Florinese novel written hundreds of years earlier by “S. Morgenstern”. He describes his (fictional) efforts to find the book at rare book sellers. After finally getting a copy and reading it, he realized that his grandfather had been skipping over big swathes of political commentary and asides on historical fashion in order to tell him the “good parts version”. Give it a read!