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Think Galactic Book Club: The City & The City

October 9, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

| Free

For October’s meeting, Think Galactic discusses Mievile’s “The City & The City”. From Publisher’s Weekly:

“Better known for New Weird fantasies (Perdido Street Station, etc.), bestseller Miéville offers an outstanding take on police procedurals with this barely speculative novel. Twin southern European cities Beszel and Ul Qoma coexist in the same physical location, separated by their citizens’ determination to see only one city at a time. Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad roams through the intertwined but separate cultures as he investigates the murder of Mahalia Geary, who believed that a third city, Orciny, hides in the blind spots between Beszel and Ul Qoma. As Mahalia’s friends disappear and revolution brews, Tyador is forced to consider the idea that someone in unseen Orciny is manipulating the other cities. Through this exaggerated metaphor of segregation, Miéville skillfully examines the illusions people embrace to preserve their preferred social realities.”

From the Think Galactic website:

Think Galactic is a pro-woman, pro-queer, and anti-racism group that dreams of a world without oppressive hierarchies.

Accessibility notes: Think Galacticon and other larger events are held at ADA-compliant facilities. However, the monthly book group meets upstairs at Myopic Books, which does not have an elevator. Please contact Myopic for further details about the store at (773) 862-4882. The bookstore is readily accessible via CTA trains and buses. An additional note for those with allergies: Myopic does have several cats in residence.


October 9, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:


Think Galactic


Myopic Books
1564 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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