Bailey Cove Science Fiction

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: A Scanner Darkly

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

In this semi-autobiographical novel, Dick looks back on his own drug abuse and his own friends who he lost to drugs. By turns thrilling, mind-bending, laught-out-loud funny, and heart-wrenchingly sad, A Scanner Darkly is an award-winning book made into a cult film and may just be Dick's best novel.

 

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: The Demolished Man

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

"In the year 2301, the wealthiest man in the universe is determined to commit murder in a world in which telepaths are used to detect possible crimes before they can happen." -- Baker & Taylor

 

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: The Golden Compass

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

 

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Among Others

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Seeking refuge in fantasy novel worlds throughout a youth under the shadow of a dubiously sane half-brother who dabbled in magic, Mori Phelps is forced to confront her mother in a tragic battle and gains unwanted attention when she attempts to perform spells herself.

 

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: At the Mountains of Madness

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Long acknowledged as a master of nightmarish visions, H. P. Lovecraft established the genuineness and dignity of his own pioneering fiction in 1931 with his quintessential work of supernatural horror, At the Mountains of Madness.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Ringworld

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Two humans and two aliens, who are traveling to distant reaches of space to prevent a future catastrophe, crash on a ringworld apparently created by superior technologies. Tom Parker captures the personalities of the travelers through individual vocalization and provides smooth, expressive narration. The listener is soon caught up in the adventures of these vivid characters as they struggle to survive.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Left Hand of Darkness

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can change their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he encounters.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Note: This meeting of the Bailey Cove Science Fiction Book Club will take place in "The Reading Room" instead of the general meeting room.

The old fairy stories live again, subtly altered. By the prize-winning author of "Wise Children", "Nights at the Circus", "American Ghosts and Old World Wonders" and "Expletives Deleted".

 

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Some Kind of Fairy Tale

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Joyce's mesmerizing new novel centers around the disappearance of a young girl from a small town in the heart of England. Her sudden return 20 years later, and the mind-bending tale of where she's been, will challenge perceptions of truth.

 

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Falling Free

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Leo Graf was just your average highly efficient engineer: min your own business, fix what’s wrong and move on to the next job. Everything neat and according to spec, just the way he liked it. But all that changed on his assignment to the Cay Habitat. Could you just stand there and allow the exploitation of hundreds of helpless children merely to enhance the bottom line of a heartless mega-corporation?

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