Fantasy and Science Fiction Appreciation Society (FAS^2)

Here at FAS^2 we worship all things fantasy and science fiction, and we’re always looking for new people to come and help us celebrate these glorious topics in all their forms. So if you’ve ever sat down with a fantasy book and then wondered where the day went, watched a Lord of the Rings marathon, or played Fallout 3 or Baldur’s Gate until 2 in the morning, we’re the club for you!

We meet on the second floor of Union House each Wednesday at 1PM, and can be found by looking for the red and black dragon sign. To find out about our upcoming events, you can email us at the address below to go on our mailing list, or check out our Facebook group.

Fantasy and Science Fiction Appreciation Society

Mailbox 90
First Floor, Union House
University of Melbourne VIC 3010

fas2.committee[at]gmail.com

Club Aims:

(a) To increase general knowledge of the works of Fantasy and Science Fiction writers and directors such as those in i), ii), iii), iv) and v), and any other material deemed suitable by members of the club.

i) The writers / directors currently considered to be of note by the Society as of the most recent AGM include (but are not limited to):

 Joe Abercrombie,

Dan Abnett,

Aaron Allston,

Kelley Armstrong,

Iiona Andrews,

Isaac Asimov,

Iain M. Banks,

Edward Bolme,

Chaz Brenchley,

Lois McMaster Bujold,

Emma Bull,

Steven Burst,

Jim Butcher,

Orson Scott Card,

Mike Carey,

Stoney Campton,

Isobelle Carmody,

Lewis Caroll,

Chalion,

Karen Chance,

Arthur C. Clarke,

Eoin Colfer,

Ben Counter,

Janine Cross,

Peter David,

David Drake,

Pamela Dean,

William C. Dietz,

Stephen Donaldson,

Sara Douglass,

David Eddings,

Eric Flint,

Jasper Fforde,

Kate Forsyth,

Alan Dean Foster,

Cheryl Franklin,

Neil Gaiman,

Marc Gascoigne,

Emily Gee,

David Gemmel,

Simon R. Green,

William Golding,

David Lynn Golemon,

Terry Goodkind,

Lev Grossman,

Barbara Hambly,

Laurell K. Hamilton,

Peter F. Hamilton,

Traci Harding,

Charlaine Harris,

Kim Harrison,

Robert Heinlein,

Frank Herbert,

Robin Hobb,

Ian Irvine,

Brian Jaques,

J. V. Jones,

Robert Jordan,

Paul S. Kemp,

William King,

Ursula LeGuin,

C. S. Lewis,

H.P. Lovecraft,

George Lucas,

Jode Ann Lynn.

Gregory Maguire,

George RR Martin,

Julian May,

Anne McCaffrey,

Will McDermot,

Dennis K. McKiernan,

Patricia McKillop,

Sean McMullen,

L. E. Modesitt Jr.,

Elizabeth Moon,

John Moore,

Richard Morgan,

Grant Naylor,

Garth Nix,

Eric Nylund,

Christopher

Paolini,

 

 

Tamora Pierce,

Terry Pratchett,

Phillip Pullman,

Anne Rice,

John Ringo,

Jennifer Roberson,

Chris Robertson,

Emily Rodda,

Patrick Rothfuss,

J. K. Rowling,

Richard Paul Russo,

R. A. Salvatore,

Brandon Sanderson,

Robert J. Sawyer,

John Scalzi,

Martin Scott,

Mary Shelley,

Jan Siegel,

Dan Simmons,

Michael A. Stackpole,

Allen Steele,

Jennifer Stevenson,

Bram Stoker,

Matthew Woodbridge Stover,

Sheri S. Tepper,

Jeffrey Thomas,

J. R. R. Tolkien,

Guillermo del Toro,

Karen Traviss,

Carrie Vaughn,

Jules Verne,

Vernor Vinge,

Lawrence Watt-Evans,

David Weber,

H.G. Wells,

Michelle Sagara West,

Sean Williams,

Gene Wolfe,

Janny Wurts,

 

ii) The movies currently considered to be of note by the Society as of the most recent AGM include (but are not limited to):

2001 : A Space Odyssey,

The Abyss,

Alice in Wonderland (both old and recent),

Alien (and sequels),

Back to the Future

(& sequels),

Blade Runner,

Close Encounters of the Third Kind,

The Dark Crystal,

Dracula,

El Laberinto Del Fauno,

Spirited Away,

Princess Mononoke,

Mad Max (and sequels),

RoboCop,

ET The Extra-Terrestrial,

The Exorcist,

The Fifth Element,

Frankenstein,

I, Robot (also known as ‘Hardwired’),

Independence Day,

Labyrinth,

The Matrix

Merlin,

Narnia (both BBC and recent),

Pacific Rim,

Works from the Marvel cinematic universe,

Jurassic Park,

Gattaca,

Planet of the Apes (and sequels),

Predator (and sequels),

Works from the Star Wars universe,

The Princess Bride,

The Shining,

THX1138,

Species,

Terminator (1 & 2),

Willow,

The Wizard of Oz,

Howle’s Moving Castle,

The NeverEnding Story,

Serenity,

The Dark Knight trilogy,

iii) The television series currently considered to be of note by the Society as of the most recent AGM include (but are not limited to):

Charmed,

Supernatural,

Star Trek,

series from the Stargate universe,

Firefly,

Fringe,

Game of Thrones,

Xena: Warrior Princess,

Grimm,

Babylon-5,

The X-Files,

Doctor Who,

Torchwood,

Andromeda,

Arrow (and spinoffs),

Avatar (the cartoon, both series),

Dragon Ball (original and Z)

Blake-7,

Dark Skies,

Caprica,

Battlestar Galactica (old & new),

Farscape,

V (old & new),

Buffy the Vampire Slayer,

Red Dwarf,

Thunderbirds,

 

iv) The video games currently considered to be of note by the Society as of the most recent AGM include (but are not limited to):

The Mass Effect trilogy,

Works from the Warcraft universe,

Starcraft (1 & 2),

Neverwinter Nights
(1 & 2),

Works from the Shadowrun universe,

The Dark Souls series,

The Fallout series,

The Dragon Age series,

Portal (1 & 2),

The Final Fantasy series,

Silent Hill (1-3),

Deus Ex (and Human Revolution),

The Bioshock series,

The Elder Scrolls series,

The Witcher series,

Planescape: Torment,

The Legend of Zelda series,

Dwarf Fortress,

The Ultima series,

The Last of Us,

The Resident Evil series,

The Halo series,

The Pokémon series,

Works from the Star Wars universe,

Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War (1 & 2),

Baldur’s Gate (1 & 2),

Pillars of Eternity,

System Shock (1 & 2),

The Diablo series,

The Banner Saga,

Divinity: Original Sin,

The Half Life series,

The Resident Evil series,

Chrono Trigger,

The Golden Sun series,

v) In event that a particular work of fiction is not explicitly listed, for the sake of clarification, the styles of fantasy and science fiction currently considered to be of note by the Society as of the most recent AGM include (but are not limited to):

  • Classic fantasy / science-fiction (for example, Alice in Wonderland, Narnia)
  • Folklore and fairy tales
  • Modern science fiction / fantasy (for example, Labyrinth)
  • Comic book superheroes and movie adaptations
  • Alternate history
  • Steampunk

(b) To make available to members as much of the aforementioned and related materials from the club’s own resources. Also to make members aware of (and encourage them to use) similar resources in the Rowden White Library.

(c) To allow members the opportunity to publish their own Fantasy and Science Fiction works through the club’s publication ‘Mythologue’ and to encourage such creativity.

(d) To provide an opportunity for people with the same interest in Fantasy and Science Fiction to come together and share ideas in a social atmosphere. This is also to include a range of social and educational activities such as: writing workshops, video days, theme days, card games, board games and any other activities deemed to be suitable and popular by the members of the club.

(e) To offer an opportunity for members to review Science Fiction and Fantasy books, videos and other works (eg. art, games, etc.) on a regular and frequent basis and to include such reviews in a  club publication. This will be with particular emphasis on new, rare and/or unusual works.