[Missouri-l] ACCESSIBLE WORLD SCIENCE FICTION DISCUSSION GROUP THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 9 PM EST, BOOK NOOK ROOM 2012
freespirit at accessibleworld.org
Sat Jan 21 04:04:45 CST 2012
We had a good turnout for our first meeting of 2012, and most of us liked the book we read, Against Infinity by Gregory Benford. For this month, we're reading a tale of adventure in the distant future with a crew retrieving artifacts from ancient starships. For our next meeting, we'll be reading Diving into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, February 9, 2012.
Place, Book Nook at:
Time: 9 PM Eastern, 8 PM Central, 7 PM Mountain, 6 PM Pacific, and 02:00 UTC.
This book is available as a digital download from BARD at:
Here's the NLS synopsis:
When a lone space pilot nicknamed Boss picks up a faint energy signature, she finds a derelict five-thousand-year-old Dignity Vessel from Earth. Returning to Longbow Station, Boss keeps the amazing--but impossible--discovery secret from everyone including the five expert divers she hires to explore the perilous wreck.
Here's a longer description from Publishers Weekly taken from Amazon's page for this book:
Rusch (the Retrieval Artist series) delivers a page-turning space adventure while contemplating the ethics of scientists and governments working together on future tech. Boss is a middle-aged loner who searches ancient spacecraft for historical data. Driven by the memory of her mother being lured to a mysterious station called the Room of Souls, Boss believes humanity is haunted by old science, the kind that could kill us because we don't understand it. As Boss carefully builds a crew of spacers who are mostly loners with secrets, their notions about old and new tech, and about each other, must be re-evaluated as they first dive a 5,000-year-old ship for clues and then head for the Room. Rusch's spare prose sometimes flattens the characters, but admirably suits both the adventure and the deep moral questions she raises.
This should be a very good book, an adventure written by someone of great skill that asks some thoughtful questions. So a lively discussion of this one is guaranteed at the next meeting. I hope lots of people will read it and want to come and participate in it.
J. R. Westmoreland, Group Facilitator
Email: jr at jrw.org
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM PDT, 7:00 PM MdT, 8:00 PM CDT, 9:00 PM EDT, and elsewhere in the world Friday 01:00 GMT.
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