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S(t)igma Style T-shirts

In the Stone-Age past we made several T-shirts using iron-ons made on our home printer. Today, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, some internet companies have started offering T-shirt printing services for a very reasonable price. Repeat  reading, and listening, of the Richard K. Morgan books has provoked a lot of interest in making some shirts featuring sayings from the Takeshi Kovacs novels. In the novel THIRTEEN the protagonist Carl Mason often wears a jacket with the S(t)igma logo. This jacket is now available. (Be sure to get the grey color is you are a purist.) The Morgan shirts can be found in the store section labeled "Maelstrom." We also offer design featuring the work of Gene Wolfe and John Varley. Since our interests are eclectic the shirts you will find cover many genres and subjects. Click on the Flash panel below to visit the store.


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F - Finding

 I - Involving

  C - Concepts

   T – Trapped in

    I – Ink

     O - Openly

      N – Nurturing

       A - Academic

        D - Discussion

         O - Of

          S – Science Fiction

 


- Non-Fiction Essential Reading List

While we are the Fictionados, we do delve into other areas of literature. Some of these books are so instrumental in shaping our thoughts that we have put them into a list; this way, people may be better able to determine if our interests overlap with theirs. In no particular order, here they are:

 

Marshall T. Savage - THE MILLENNIAL PROJECT

G. Edward Griffin - THE CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND

Paul J. Nahin - TIME MACHINES

Walt Brown - IN THE BEGINNING

Michael Denton - EVOLUTION: A THEORY IN CRISIS

Michael Denton - NATURE'S DESTINY

William Manchester - THE LAST LION: ALONE

Jared Diamond - GUNS, GERMS AND STEEL

Robert Sungenis - GALILEO WAS WRONG: THE CHURCH WAS RIGHT


 

 

01/02/2013  Rev. 1.2


- By Laws 11/14/2013

Fictionados BY - LAWS

 

1)     No-bail policy. Once the selection of a book is finalized WE READ IT.

1a) The Life-Is-Too-Short Clause: Books on the Huge Mangy Tome Project list may be rescheduled at the whim of the membership but never removed from the list.

1b) We once bailed on THE LORD OF THE RINGS because some members grew fatigued at the umpteenth rereading.

1c) Books on the Huge Mangy Tome Project reading list may be moved to the Duclet Tones list for listening as audio books.

1d) Books can be removed from the HMTP should information come to light that make the book repugnant to the unanimous membership. 

 

2)     Come ready to discuss. If you don’t have an opinion, why are you here?

2a) Answer: For the food of course.

 

3)     Comestible refurbishments shall be proffered at all FICTIONADOS functions.

3a) Rick prefers "combustible."

3b) Any time a Gene Wolfe book is to be discussed the host shall provide Pringles Potato Crisps; in remembrance of the humble beginnings the mighty Gene Wolfe had as an engineer designing the Pringles extrusion machine.

 

4)     Dread Scott Decision: Enunciation of the full name of the “M” book is proscribed unless your Doctor prescribes flagellation.

4a) See the bottom of Doug's Ranked List for the name of the unmentionable “M” book.

4b) This in honor of Jeff Scott who one night decided to abuse his book choice privilege and provided us with endless fodder for ridicule.

4c) It has become our mission in life to never again read a book this bad; although the mere mention of it will evoke a panoply of emotions and memories from the membership. We learned a lot from this experience (see Law No. 6) Its name has been relegated to a mere consonant, during official gatherings, because it was getting far too much undeserved air time.

 

5)     This is a BOOK CLUB, not a quilting bee. Refrain from non-relevant conversation during book discussions.

5a) We all have to put out a great effort just to find a time to meet, don’t waste each other’s time talking about things you could have covered as well over the phone during the month if you really cared. Put topics of interest on the AGENDA.

5b) Revelant topics include anything the entire group wants to talk about. Refrain from pulling individual members out of the discussion to have a private conversation. Do this on your own time.

 

6)  Marx’ Manifesto: The CCCP (Central Committee C-lection Party) decides what the group will read, because they know what is good for you.

6a) Party membership consists only of those who are regular attendees in good standing. We view this club as a mechanism to facilitate our continuing education. Life is too short to waste time reading bad books.

6b) We have learned the hard way that democracy is no way to run a book club. Long-term vision and direction can only determined by the lifers in The Central Committee who have the most at stake in the success of the project.

6c) If you have to ask who is on the committee, you are not one of them. When it is time you will know.

 

7)  Our reading list, The Huge Mangy Tome Project, hereto referred to as the HMTP, shall contain both fiction and non-fiction in no more than a two–to-one ratio.

7 a) Witness the paltry non-fiction content prior to the institution of the HMTP

 


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