Feb 21, 2019

OBC Reminder

Don't forget that the Otherland Speculative Fiction Book Club Horror Special session is taking place tomorrow evening, 7.30 pm!
We're reading Carmen Maria Machado's Her Body and Other Parties, which consists of eight short stories some of which are eerie or unnerving and some touching and sad... But all of them are cleverly structured and beautifully written!
The Otherland Speculative Fiction Book Club Horror Special takes place every three months on a Friday at 7.30 pm at the Otherland Bookshop.
There will be drinks and snacks, you don't need to sign up to join in, but please read the book!

Feb 15, 2019

Guess who's back?

Is the photo a big enough clue?
Whether you recognized them or not - if you're a fan, you're more than welcome to drop by the Otherland this Wednesday, February 20,  between 6 - 7 pm, because our dear friends Caitlin Sweet und Peter Watts will be there for a very short meet&greet and signing!

Feb 6, 2019

Book Recommendations February 2019

Winter was once coming, then decided otherwise and went somewhere else instead… All the better for Berlinale fans, because it is so much more pleasant to wait in endless movie lines when it is not below zero. Yes, the spring is almost here and the Otherland has a pretty full spring programm, which is unfortunately exclusively in German (please see our website for the full schedule). But don’t get discouraged; there will surely be enough time for international events! Until then, you can keep reading for and joining the Otherland Speculative Fiction Book Club, which is in English. Here are the titles and dates for the next few months:

February 8th - Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
February 22nd - Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (horror special)
March 8th - Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance
March 15th - Otherland Speculative Theory Book Club:
“About 5750 Words” by Samuel R. Delany (published in The Jewel-Hinged Jaw)
“Truth as a Vehicle for Enhancing Fiction, Fiction as a Vehicle for Discovering Truth” by Steven Brust (published here).
April 12th - The Trees by Ali Shaw

The Otherland Speculative Fiction Book Club meetings are always on the second Friday of the month at 7.30 pm at the Otherland Bookstore. The additional sessions on horror and theory also take place on a Friday. There's always snacks and drinks that you don't have to pay for, but contributions are welcome. You never need to sign up to join us, but we appreciate it greatly that you do read the book if you're coming.

Here are our recommendations for February: