Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #95

embassytown

For August’s book club will we be reading Embassytown by China Miéville. In the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to the enigmatic Ariekei, sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak. When distant political machinations deliver a new ambassador to Arieka, the fragile equilibrium between humans and aliens is violently upset.

“Embassytown is a fully achieved work of art…Works on every level, providing compulsive narrative, splendid intellectual rigour and risk, moral sophistication, fine verbal fireworks and sideshows, and even the old-fashioned satisfaction of watching a protagonist become more of a person than she gave promise of being.” –Ursula K Le Guin

At our July meeting we discussed Borne by Jeff Vandermeer. Borne is a surreal piece of work that examines the idea of identity in a relentlessly unforgiving, post-apocalyptic setting. VanderMeer’s prose shines on every level, soaking the reader in the bizarreness of the world without losing the thread of character or narrative.

When: August 14th 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Update, we be moving the book club to
Where: Filter Cafe 1373 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

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