Bailey Cove Science Fiction

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Neuromancer

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The one that began it all. The dark world of cyberpunk, sprawl, and digital life within urban decay. Case was the hottest computer cowboy cruising the information superhighway--jacking his consciousness into cyberspace, soaring through tactile lattices of data and logic, rustling encoded secrets for anyone with the money to buy his skills. Then he double-crossed the wrong people, who caught up with him in a big way--and burned the talent out of his brain, micron by micron. Banished from cyberspace, trapped in the meat of his physical body, Case courted death in the high-tech underworld.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: The Eyre Affair

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Welcome to a surreal version of Great Britain, circa 1985, where time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem, militant Baconians heckle performances of Hamlet, and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection, until someone begins kidnapping characters from works of literature.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Ender's Game

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Aliens have attacked Earth twice and almost destroyed the human species. To make sure humans win the next encounter, the world government has taken to breeding military geniuses -- and then training them in the arts of war... The early training, not surprisingly, takes the form of 'games'... Ender Wiggin is a genius among geniuses; he wins all the games... He is smart enough to know that time is running out. But is he smart enough to save the planet?

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Startide Rising

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Terran exploration vessel Streaker has crashed on the uncharted water world of Kithrup, bearing one of the most important discoveries in galactic history. Below, a handful of her human and dolphin crew battles a hostile planet to safeguard her secret--the fate of the Progenitors.

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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