Pure Speculation Book Club (formerly Dystopia)

Pure Speculation Book Club (formerly Dystopia)


Challenging our past, present and future with a diverse selection of authors and genres under the specultive fiction umbrella. We will explore how our world could be different if only for some slight, or drastic, changes.

The Pure Speculation Book Club meets online via the Zoom platform on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Book Club Liaison: Abby Williams

October Selection

The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

Previous Selections

This Perfect Day by Ira Levin

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Roadside Picnic by Arcady and Boris Strugatsky

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

Master Class by Christina Dalcher

The Preserve by Ariel S. Winter

Bloodchild by Octavia Butler

After the Flood by Kassandra Montag

The Circle by Dave Eggars

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

An Excess Male by Maggie Shen King

Blindness by Jose Saramago

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy

Exhalation by Ted Chiang

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

The Power by Naomi Alderman

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

American Judas by Mickey Dubrow

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess 

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

1984 by George Orwell

Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley. Foreword by Christopher Hitchens.