Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #81


For June’s Book Club we’ll be reading Central Station by Lavie Tidhar. A worldwide diaspora has left a quarter of a million people at the foot of a space station. Cultures collide in real life and virtual reality. Life is cheap, and data is cheaper. But at Central Station, humans and machines continue to adapt, thrive, and even evolve.

“Trying to summarize Central Station is like trying to summarize an entire season of a soap opera, except there are no heroes or villains, and, you know, the plot’s mysterious baby scandal is about who engineered him in the vat and to what purpose. Adding to the drama is the Conversation: an inescapable, interconnected network that touches (almost) all people throughout the space-time continuum.” – Rachel Acks, Ars Technica

At May’s Book Club we read The United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas. While one of us enjoyed it, that was far from unanimous: many of us felt it was uneven and could use further editing than it got. Add in the extremely strange reveal occurring from a point-of-view character that we should have known before that moment, and we get a book we can’t highly recommend.

When: Monday, June 13th, 2016, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Filter Cafe 1373-75 N. Milwaukee Ave

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