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Please report any errors and any relevant events which are not listed but are in or near New England or otherwise of interest to NESFA members to calendar@nesfa.org.

Game and Video days at the Clubhouse have resumed. For now, NESFA and Boskone Business Meetings, as well as our Wednesday night get-togethers, 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 10 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.

The dumpster will be emptied every two weeks on Mondays (except on Tuesday when Monday is a holiday).

Please leave a clear path to the dumpster and plenty of clear space around it on pickup days.

Upcoming dumpster emptying dates are Nov 21, Dec 5, Dec 19, Jan 2, Jan 16, Jan 30, Feb 13, Feb 27, Mar 13, Mar 27, Apr 10, Apr 24, May 8, May 22, Jun 5, and Jun 19.

The clubhouse will be cleaned by professional cleaners on the first Friday of every month until further notice. If the date changes, we will send an email notification to the nesfa-active mailing list.

Please schedule your activities so as not to interfere with their work.

Upcoming clubhouse cleaning dates are January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 1, August 5.

 


Friday, January 4, 2019 • 7:00pm to 10:00pm
NESFA Reading Group Book: A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge

Thousands of years in the future, humanity is no longer alone in a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, where only simple creatures, and technology, can function. Nobody knows what strange force partitioned space into these "regions of thought," but when the warring Straumli realm use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon, they unwittingly unleash an awesome power that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all natural and artificial intelligence.

Fleeing this galactic threat, Ravna crash lands on a strange world with a ship-hold full of cryogenically frozen children, the only survivors from a destroyed space-lab. They are taken captive by the Tines, an alien race with a harsh medieval culture, and used as pawns in a ruthless power struggle.

Join us as we discuss this novel filled with aliens, treachery varying physical laws, thought weapons and more aliens.

At the clubhouse.
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