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Science Fiction Book Group

Science Fiction Book Group In-Person / Online

Introducing the Howe Library Science Fiction Book Group!

Embark on a journey through the cosmos of imagination with our monthly science fiction book group! Join us every 3rd Thursday of the month for an exploration of distant worlds, futuristic technologies, and mind-bending concepts. Whether you're a seasoned sci-fi enthusiast or a curious newcomer, all are welcome to dive into the vast universe of speculative fiction.

Book Selection:
From classic works that have shaped the genre to the latest groundbreaking releases, our selections promise to spark your imagination and fuel thought-provoking discussions.

Date: 3rd Thursday of Each Month
Time: 6pm-7pm
Location: Aldrich Room, Howe Library
This book discussion program is HYBRID. We will meet in the Aldrich Room, but you may also attend via Zoom. Email Tessa at tessa.johnson@thehowe.org for an invitation or more information.

The Ferryman - book coverOur next book will be The Ferryman, by Justin Cronin.
"The islands of Prospera lie in a vast ocean, in splendid isolation from the rest of humanity—or whatever remains of it.

Citizens of the main island enjoy privileged lives. They are attended to by support staff who live on a cramped neighboring island, where whispers of revolt are brewing—but for the Prosperans, life is perfection. And when the end of life approaches, they’re sent to a mysterious third island, where their bodies are refreshed, their memories are wiped away, and they return to start life anew.

Proctor Bennett is a ferryman, whose job it is to enforce the retirement process when necessary. He never questions his work, until the day he receives a cryptic message:

“The world is not the world.”

These simple words unlock something he has secretly suspected. They seep into strange dreams of the stars and the sea. They give him the unshakable feeling that someone is trying to tell him something important

Something no one could possibly imagine, something that could change the fate of humanity itself."
(description from Amazon.com)

What to Expect:

  • Engaging Discussions: Share your thoughts, theories, and questions with fellow spacefarers as we dissect the chosen book.
  • Diverse Perspectives: Our group welcomes readers of all backgrounds and experiences, ensuring a rich tapestry of viewpoints.
  • Community Building: Connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for the extraordinary realms of science fiction.

Who Can Attend:
This Science Fiction Book Group is open to everyone! Whether you're a library regular, a casual reader, or someone who just discovered the wonders of sci-fi, you're invited to join our cosmic rendezvous.

Books can be checked out by any Upper Valley resident, regardless of library membership.

Mark your calendars, set your coordinates, and prepare for an odyssey of literary discovery! The future awaits, and we can't wait to explore it together in the pages of captivating science fiction. See you at the next meeting!

Thursday, November 21, 2024 Show more dates
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Aldrich Room
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