Issue 5 - 2001-06-07
Greetings, Fellow Terranauts:
I'm writing very early this month, to give you all lots of notice of our
very special July meeting.
We are absolutely delighted to have guest author, Simon Clark, who will
be telling us about his new book, "The Night of the Triffids". This, as
you may have guessed, is a sequel (fifty years later!) to John Wyndham's
1951 classic science fiction novel, "The Day of the Triffids". I just
recently read "Day..." myself, and was very impressed by it, and how well
it reads still, all these years after it was first published. If you
haven't read it, we here at SciFiClub strongly recommend that you do so
Not only will we have Simon Clark at the meeting to talk to us, but we
hope to have copies of the book on sale, which Simon will be delighted to
sign for you.
"Night of the Triffids" is published in hardback by Hodder & Stoughton
on the 7th of June, 2001, at the price of STG£17.99. (That's today, as I
write this!) We cannot confirm what price we'll be selling the books at on
the night, but we will be doing our best to get a good deal for all who
To coincide with this, Penguin Books are republishing "The Day of the
Triffids" in their Penguin Modern Classics series, at STG£7.99, on the
Rather than retype the details from the press release, I'm going to
suggest that you all go to http://www.bbr-online.com/nailed/ which is
Simon's own website, where you'll find all the details you could possibly
The meeting will be held, as usual, in:
On the night of Tuesday, the 3rd of July. The meeting starts at 8:00PM.
I hope to see you all there!
Before I go, I'd like to say a special word of thanks to Jason and Kevin,
for having the cojones to put on their Batman suits at the last meeting.
It's stuff like that that makes us know what we do is worthwhile. We're
also hoping to organise, at some point in the near future, a visit to
Scott's Pub in Dun Laoghaire, where David Kearney does a Batman floor
show. There's a lot of strange people out there, which is the way it
should be, of course. We'll send more details as we get them.
Keep watching the skies,