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Triangle Reads: What local book clubs are up to

The Cameron Village Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club has been meeting since 2006, according to club member Curt Mackey. Members alternate between science fiction and fantasy selections.

Tell us about your club. We meet the third Tuesday of the month at the Cameron Village Library in Raleigh. Our meetings can be quite contentious. Fans of these genres are passionate about their favorite authors and books. We have more than 20 members, but attendance usually ranges from four people to 12.

What are you reading now? “The Wanderer,” by Fritz Leiber

What is your club’s favorite book? “The Magicians,” by Lev Grossman

What’s unique about your club? Our club is made up of men and women from college age to retirement. We tend to talk about all things Science Fiction and Fantasy, including movies, comics, television and conventions as well as the book we are reading. We had best-selling author Lev Grossman participate in one of our meetings via telephone. The club has even gone out for dinner and drinks with Mr. Grossman. We like to think of him as a friend of the club. We are looking forward to a future selection being a novel written by one of our long-standing members as soon as it’s ready. We have already read two novels written by one of our club members.

How to join: If you’re interested in joining the Cameron Village Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club, contact Curt Mackey at cmackey@bellsouth.net or the Cameron Village Regional Library at 919-856-6710.

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Fiction

The Wanderer

Fritz Leiber

Open Road, 346 pages

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