As some of you might be aware, every other month we’ve been holding a science fiction book club called “Dare to Discuss”. Its been an awesome thing, especially as we get more participation, because the opinions are varied and the questions can really make you think. Its a friendly environment where opinions are respected and the give and take is quick and fun.
The Sci-Fi Book Discussions are always held on the third Wednesday of every other month at 7 PM EST. (So this year’s sci-fi months are Jan, March, May, July, September, November.)
On March 22nd, at 7 PM EST, we’ll be discussing:
Agents of Dreamland by Caitlin R. Kiernan
(I can tell you that there’s not going to be a lot of fangirling during this one. It’s not exactly been a hit amongst us.)
I’ve talked about that one quite a bit, so here’s what I want to get straight to. For some time my cohost and I have also punted around the possibility of doing a horror version of Dare to Discuss on the alternate months. We finally got off our butts and organized it!
So, on April 19th, at 8:30 PM EST, we’ll be discussing:
Whispering Corridors: A Ghost Story by Ambrose Ibsen
Whispering Corridors: There’s something in the house on Kenwood Drive, and it only comes out at night…
College students Eric and Lydia are looking for a novel way to spend Halloween. They decide to put together a documentary about the supernatural and take a camcorder into the long-abandoned house on Kenwood Drive. It’s said that a vengeful spirit lives there, and Lydia thinks it the perfect location.
Eric, though, has his reservations. Having grown up in the area, he’s familiar with the stories of the spirit they call the “Upside-Down Man”, and as their trip to the house draws near, his fear begins to mount. According to the rumors, once you go into the house, you bring the Upside-Down Man out with you. And in three days’ time, you disappear.
When the two of them begin to see and experience strange things, they launch into a frenzied search for truth, attempting to separate the myth of Kenwood House from the reality. But it turns out that untangling the threads of local legend is more difficult than it appears.
Especially when you’ve only got three days. – Goodreads
Whispering Corridors is available on Amazon for $2.99.
And at only 164 pages, it’s not exactly a massive time commitment!
So we gleefully invite all horror hounds to join us, right here at the newly set up Sci-Fi & Scary Forums, on April 19th at 8:30 PM EST!
And, by participating in one, you get a voice in what the next book we discuss for June will be!
If you’re interested, all you need to do is click on the ‘forums’ tab at the top of the screen, then register. (Its free to register and I don’t share your information.) Then join us at the appropriate time for the discussion! (Or mosey over to the science fiction and horror movie section and make your feelings known on the recent visual offerings the genres have given us.)