Bailey Cove Science Fiction

Bailey Cove Science Fiction - Replay

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Jeff Winston, forty-three, didn't know he was a replayer until he died and woke up twenty-five years younger in his college dorm room; he lived another life. And died again. And lived again and died again -- in a continuous twenty-five-year cycle -- each time starting from scratch at the age of eighteen to reclaim lost loves, remedy past mistakes, or make a fortune in the stock market. A novel of gripping adventure, romance, and fascinating speculation on the nature of time, Replay asks the question: "What if you could live your life over again?"

Bailey Cove Science Fiction - Foundation

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future-a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire-both scientists and scholars-and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for future generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction - Canticle for Leibowitz

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

In the depths of the Utah desert, long after the Flame Deluge has scoured the earth clean, a monk of the Order of Saint Leibowitz has made a miraculous discovery: holy relics from the life of the great saint himself, including the blessed blueprint, the sacred shopping list, and the hallowed shrine of the Fallout Shelter.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: The Voyage of the Space Beagle

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

This is the story of a great exploration ship sent out into the unknown reaches of space on a long mission of discovery. They encounter several terrifying alien species, including the Ix, who lay their eggs in human bodies, which then devour the humans from within when they hatch.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Creatures of Light and Darkness

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Thoth administered the different forces in the universe to keep things in balance. In time, he delegated this administration to his other godlike beings, "angels." At some point, Thoth awakened a dormant, malevolent force, the Thing That Cries In The Night. Thoth works to contain and destroy the creature, and in so doing, neglects his duties in maintaining the cosmos. In the resulting power vacuum, the angels fight amongst themselves for dominance. 

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Turnabout

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Melly and Anny Beth have gotten shots that make them grow younger by the day in Project Turnabout. Soon they will be too young to take care of themselves and they need to find help before time runs out.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The story of Hank Morgan, the quintessential self-reliant New Englander who brings to King Arthur's Age of Chivalry the "great and beneficent" miracles of nineteenth-century engineering and American ingenuity. Through the collision of past and present, Twain exposes the insubstantiality of both utopias, destroying the myth of the romantic ideal as well as his own era's faith in scientific and social progress.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Tinker

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Inventor, girl genius Tinker lives in a near-future Pittsburgh which now exists mostly in the land of the elves. She runs her salvage business, pays her taxes, and tries to keep the local ambient level of magic down with gadgets of her own design. When a pack of wargs chase an Elven noble into her scrap yard, life as she knows it takes a serious detour. Tinker finds herself taking on the Elven court, the NSA, the Elven Interdimensional Agency, technology smugglers and a college-minded Xenobiologist as she tries to stay focused on what's really important - her first date.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi - Oryx and Crake

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Humanity here in this futuristic novel equals Snowman, and in Snowman's recollections Atwood re-creates a time much like our own, when a boy named Jimmy loved an elusive, damaged girl called Oryx and a sardonic genius called Crake. But now Snowman is alone, and as we learn why we also learn about a world that could become ours one day.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Somewhere in Time

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The moving, romantic story of a modern man whose love for a woman he has never met draws him back in time to a luxury hotel in San Diego in 1896, where he finds his soul mate in the form of a celebrated actress of the previous century.

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