Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #40

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For January’s book club meeting we will be reading Spin by Robert Charles Wilson, which won the Hugo award for best novel in 2006. In its opening, a 12-year-old boy and his two friends watch all the stars wink out one night in October. The effect is worldwide, with stunning ramifications.

What we discussed at the last book club meeting:

For December’s book club meeting we read Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang, which explores the boundaries between science and religion, between determinism and our ability to choose, between words and the entities they describe.

“Essential. You won’t know SF if you don’t read Ted Chiang.” —Greg Bear

These are big-concept stories. Great concepts, well-maintained and thoroughly explored, but falling short on characterization.

When: Monday, January 14, 2013 – 6:30pm-7:30pm

Where: Filter, 1373-75 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL

Cost: Free

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