Science Friction 9-18-10


Thank you to everyone who came out a midnight to hear a little classic SF. I know all the Naked Girls had a really good time and I hope you did too.

It was a large audience, especially for a midnight show. We’re trying to have the largest NGR audience of any of the chapters, but I don’t think we’ve beaten the record yet. Bring a friend to our next salon!

Scratch is at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, so I was hostess for the salon. Thank you all for your kindness at my poor attempts to be entertaining in the introductions.

We began with a shared reading from what some consider the first science fiction novel, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

New Naked Girl, Dalya du Sunshine read from The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov’s novel of robots and murder.

Then we went slightly more modern with the Nebula-nominated short story “They’re Made Out of Meat” by Terry Bisson, read by Fonda Feeling.

Next up we had a hoopy frood who knew where her towel was (really, she brought one!), Mrs. X Penumbra, who read a selection from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

This was followed by Dr. Vicka reading “How the World was Saved” from Stanislaw Lem’s The Cyberiad.

Dalya du Sunshine came back with a short funny story sort of about time travel called “How to Get With Any Girl — Foolproof!“, which we believe was created by a blogger called brainfullofspiders, but it’s run amok all over the Internet.

For my selection I chose a passage from Ray Bradbury’s nightmarish (at least to a book-lover like me!) Fahrenheit 451.

For our final story of the night, all the Naked Girls read from the classic tale of invasion from Mars, The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.

Live long and prosper!

–Miss Mina


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