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Books Around the Corner: Science Fiction Book Club (REMOTE)

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$16.00
Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

Join us July 20th at 6:30pm for our Science Fiction Book Club.

We will discuss We Are Satellites by Sarah Pinsker.

About the Book:

Everybody’s getting one.

Val and Julie just want what’s best for their kids, David and Sophie. So when teenage son David comes home one day asking for a Pilot, a new brain implant to help with school, they reluctantly agree. This is the future, after all.

Soon, Julie feels mounting pressure at work to get a Pilot to keep pace with her colleagues, leaving Val and Sophie part of the shrinking minority of people without the device.

Before long, the implications are clear, for the family and society: get a Pilot or get left behind. With government subsidies and no downside, why would anyone refuse? And how do you stop a technology once it’s everywhere? Those are the questions Sophie and her anti-Pilot movement rise up to answer, even if it puts them up against the Pilot’s powerful manufacturer and pits Sophie against the people she loves most.

TO ATTEND:

1) Purchase the book club book to support our shop. If you already own the book you may purchase a gift certificate or sponsor a stack for $15 or $25 dollars depending on if the book club book is paperback or hardcover.

2) We will email you the Zoom link and password the day before the book club.

 

SCIENCE FICTION

Semiosis by Sue Burke
Recursion by Blake Crouch
The Seas of Distant Stars by Francesca Varela
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Qualityland by Marc-Uwe Kling
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
Devolution by Max Brooks
Goldilocks by Laura Lam
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots
On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor
Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Venue

Online
N/A
Portland, OR 97207

Organizer

Books Around the Corner
Phone:
503-489-8804
Website:
http://www.booksaroundthecorner.com