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Feminist Science Fiction Book Club
13 July @ 19:30 - 21:00
The 45th meeting of the Brighton Feminist Science Fiction Book Club will be at 19:30 on **Wednesday 13th July**
This month we are veering away from sci-fi to read Tell Me I’m Worthless by Alison Rumfitt.
A dark, unflinching haunted house novel that takes readers from the well of the literary gothic, up through Brighton’s queer scene, and out into the heart of modern day trans experience in the UK.
Three years ago, Alice spent one night in an abandoned house with her friends Ila and Hannah. Since then, things have not been going well. Alice is living a haunted existence, selling videos of herself cleaning for money, going to parties she hates, drinking herself to sleep. She hasn’t spoken to Ila since they went into the House. She hasn’t seen Hannah either.
Memories of that night torment her mind and her flesh, but when Ila asks her to return to the House, past the KEEP OUT sign, over the sick earth where teenagers dare each other to venture, she knows she must go.
Together Alice and Ila must face the horrifying occurrences that happened there, must pull themselves apart from the inside out, put their differences aside, and try to rescue Hannah, who the House has chosen to make its own.
Cutting, disruptive, and darkly funny, Tell Me I’m Worthless is a vital work of trans fiction that confronts both supernatural and real-world horrors as it examines the devastating effects of trauma and the way fascism makes us destroy ourselves and each other.
Please come along, whether you are a seasoned sci-fi fan or new to the genre. This book is available to borrow from Brighton libraries.
The Queery is a wheelchair-accessible venue, with an accessible toilet. There is no background music at the venue, and dogs are welcome. We will have the space to ourselves for the evening. Please DM us if you have any other access needs and we will do our best to meet them.
Please do a lateral flow test before the event, and do not attend if you have any Covid-19 symptoms (even if your test is negative).
This is an intersectional group, and we will not tolerate racism, sexism, ableism, classism, transphobia, biphobia, homophobia or discrimination of any kind.
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