readings, discussions and drinks


The BSFC is a volunteer-run group of people who love speculative fiction, whether that’s fantasy, science fiction, horror, magical realism or the many other weird and wonderful genres that incorporate ‘non-real’ elements in their stories.

Each of our events consist of author readings, panel discussions, and/or Q&As with publishing professionals.

We also offer emerging/unpublished writers the opportunity to submit their work and get brief feedback from writing pros. One writer will be selected to read from their work along with the published authors at each event.

The events are open to all. Our aim is to create a friendly and safe environment in which people can socialise with other book lovers, hear great writers reading from their work, and participate in book-related discussions with authors.

We are non-profit making, but charge a small entry fee to cover costs and subsidise author expenses.



Ted Chiang - Exhalation


BSFC Book Club, 3 June, 2021 –  Exhalation by Ted Chiang


Caxton Arms, 36 North Gardens, Brighton, BN1 3LB

Join us for our first monthly BSFC book club & social!

This month, we’ll discuss Ted Chiang’s most recent short story collection, ‘Exhalation’. Chiang is a multi-award-winning American science fiction writer, whose ‘Story of your Life’ formed the basis for the movie ‘Arrival’ (2016).

In line with Covid-19 regulations, we have booked two tables of six at the Caxton Arms. Attendees will be required to remain at the table they are assigned to and to use a mask when moving about the venue.

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