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Note that, as of this time, most events at the NESFA Clubhouse are “mask optional”. Some events, especially some Game Days and Dr. Who events, are “mask required”. Any “mask required” events will say so in their listing.
Game and Video days, as well as Wednesday evenings at the Clubhouse, have resumed being in-person. For now, NESFA and Boskone Business Meetings will remain via Zoom.
In addition to the activities listed here, some NESFA members gather at the clubhouse almost every Wednesday evening to work, socialize, and play games (often Dominion). The building is almost always open between 6 pm and 9 pm on Wednesday evenings and often later. When the weather is inclement, please call 617-625-2311 to make sure that there are people at the clubhouse before showing up.
NESFA Reading Group Book: Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Asimov’s Foundation is the first book of the Hugo winning 'Best All-Time Series.’ Epic in scope, the 5 stores within take us through the collapse of a galactic empire as predicted by psychohistorian, Hari Seldon, and how, long after Hari’s death, different people on different planets, centuries apart from each other, use Hari’s predictions to lessen the impact and length of the galactic dark ages that Hari saw coming.
Join us to discuss one of the foundational (sorry) books of science fiction. Have these stories aged gracefully or are they relics of their time? The pre renaissance years in Europe, once purported to be the Dark Ages, have been, in more recent years, shown to not have been quite so dark. At what point will humans have enough information about society in order to accurately predict future trends, especially trends that will not happen for thousands of years after the predictions are made?At the clubhouse.