SPECULATIONS-SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOK GROUP
As the literature of ideas and imagination science fiction and fantasy simply demands to be discussed. We read books from all over the genre map: from hard Science Fiction to Young Adult Fantasy; from geniune Horror to the horrifically disgusting New Weird; from Literary Fiction with hints of Magical Realism or Science Fiction to Literary Fiction bursting with fantastical creatures; from swashbuckling swordplay to zeppelin sky chases and steam-powered world wars. We read it all, and everything in between.
Tuesday, April 18th at 6:30 PM
Fans of Douglas Adams and P. G. Wodehouse will love visiting Jasper Fforde's Great Britain, circa 1985, when time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously: it's a bibliophile's dream.
Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30 PM
When Join arrived, it was hailed as a miracle: a technology that allowed humans to join consciousnesses. To experience perfect, constant companionship through multiple bodies. To never die. But Chance and Leap--two joins of five and four respectively--discover a terrifying malfunction in the technology. Chance and Leap must journey into the climate change-ruined heart of North America and the communities of never-joined "ferals" in search of the only ones who can dismantle the technology: the ones who created it.