Bailey Cove Science Fiction

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi - Stolen Child

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

At age seven, Henry Day is kidnapped by hobgoblins and replaced by a look-alike. In alternating chapters, each Henry relates the tale of how he adjusts to his new situation. Human Henry learns to run with his hobgoblin pack, who never age; Hobgoblin Henry develops his uncanny talent for mimicry into a music career and settles into an otherwise unremarkable human life. Neither Henry feels entirely comfortable with his existence, and inevitably, their struggles to retrieve their increasingly forgotten pasts put them on paths that intersect decades later.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi - Beguilement

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Fawn Bluefield has fled her family's farm hoping to find work in the city of Glassforge. She encounters a patrol of Lakewalkers, enigmatic soldier-sorcerers; What she does not know is that the Lakewalkers, as a whole, are engaged in a perilous campaign against inhuman and immortal magical entities known as "malices," creatures that suck the life out of all they encounter, and turn men and animals into their minions.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi - Watership Down

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

This stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of very special creatures on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi - The Watchmen

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Following two generations of masked superheroes from the close of World War II to the icy shadow of the Cold War comes this groundbreaking comic story -- the story of The Watchmen. It all begins with the paranoid delusions of a half-insane hero called Rorschach. But is Rorschach really insane or has he in fact uncovered a plot to murder super-heroes and, even worse, millions of innocent civilians?

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Douglas Adams's hapless hero Arthur Dent as he travels the galaxy with his intrepid pal Ford Prefect, getting into horrible messes and generally wreaking hilarious havoc. Required reading for science fiction fans, this book (and its follow-ups) is also sure to please fans of Monty Python, Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, and British sitcoms.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Land of Laughs

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Schoolteacher Thomas Abbey doesn't know who he is or what he wants--in life or love. What he knows is that in his whole life nothing has touched him so deeply as the novels of Marshall France, a reclusive author of fabulous children's tales who died at forty-four. Now he's come to France's hometown to write France's biography. Warned in advance that France's family may oppose the biography, they're surprised to find France's daughter warmly welcoming instead. But something fantastic and horrible is happening: the magic of Marshall France has extended far beyond the printed page... 

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Flatland

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Local filmmaker Ladd Ehlinger, Jr., will screen his animated film based on Flatland and answer questions from the audience. A brief discussion of the film and book will follow.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Swords and Deviltry

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

In the ancient city of Lankhmar, two men forge a friendship in battle. The red-haired barbarian Fafhrd left the snowy reaches of Nehwon looking for a new life while the Gray Mouser, apprentice magician, fled after finding his master dead. These bawdy brothers-in-arms cement a friendship that leads them through the wilds of Nehwon facing thieves, wizards, princesses and the depths of their desires and fears. (#1 in the Lankhmer series)

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: The Sam Gunn Omnibus

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

A hero without peer or scruples, Sam Gunn has a nose for trouble, money, and women -- though not necessarily in that order. A man with the ego (and stature) of a Napoleon, the business acumen of a P. T. Barnum, and the raging hormones of a teenage boy, Sam is the finest astronaut NASA ever trained -- and dumped. Read any five in this collection of fifty Sam Gunn stories. 

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Book of Lost Things

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book ... The Book of Lost Things.

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