Upcoming Discussions

The books listed below are scheduled to be discussed at the group. We're always keen to see new faces so if any of the titles take your fancy please feel free to come along.


Places in the Darkness

Places in the Darkness (Chris Brookmyre)

27 June 2018 19:00 Tinderbox (118 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1EJ)

Places in the Darkness

"This is as close to a city without crime as mankind has ever seen."

Ciudad de Cielo is the 'city in the sky', a space station where hundreds of scientists and engineers work in earth's orbit, building the colony ship that will one day take humanity to the stars.

When a mutilated body is found on the CdC, the eyes of the world are watching. Top-of the-class investigator, Alice Blake, is sent from Earth to team up with CdC's Freeman - a jaded cop with more reason than most to distrust such planetside interference.

As the death toll climbs and factions aboard the station become more and more fractious, Freeman and Blake will discover clues to a conspiracy that threatens not only their own lives, but the future of humanity itself.

Frankenstein in Baghdad

Frankenstein in Baghdad (Ahmed Saadawi)

25 July 2018 19:00 Tinderbox (118 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1EJ)

Frankenstein in Baghdad

From the rubble-strewn streets of US-occupied Baghdad, Hadi – a scavenger and an oddball fixture at the local café – collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognise the parts as people and to give them a proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking criminal who, though shot, cannot be killed.

Stand on Zanzibar

Stand on Zanzibar (John Brunner)

29 August 2018 19:00 Tinderbox (118 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1EJ)

Stand on Zanzibar

There are seven billion-plus humans crowding the surface of 21st century Earth. It is an age of intelligent computers, mass-market psychedelic drugs, politics conducted by assassination, scientists who burn incense to appease volcanoes ... all the hysteria of a dangerously overcrowded world, portrayed in a dazzlingly inventive style.