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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Ender's Game

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Orson Scott Card
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Ender's Game

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? Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Ender's Game

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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Neuromancer

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Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Author: 
William Gibson
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Neuromancer

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. Until a shadowy conspiracy offered him a second chance--and a cure--for a price... Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Neuromancer

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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Bellwether

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Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Connie Willis
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Bellwether

Sandra Foster studies fads, from Barbie dolls to the grunge look - how they start and what they mean. Bennett O'Reilly is a chaos theory scientist studying monkeys' group behavior. They both work for the HiTek corporation, strangers until a misdelivered package brings them together. It's a moment of synchronicity - if not serendipity - and they find themselves in a chaotic system of their own, complete with misunderstandings, a million-dollar research grant, caffe latte, tattoos, bobbed hair, Browning, and a series of coincidences that leaves Bennett monkeyless, fundless, and nearly jobless. Sandra intercedes with a flock of sheep and an idea for a joint project. (After all, what better animal to illustrate both chaos theory and the herd mentality that so often characterizes human behavior?) But scientific discovery is rarely straightforward and never simple, and Sandra and Bennett have to endure a series of setbacks, heartbreaks, dead ends, and disasters before they find their answers. Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Bellwether

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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

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Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Philip K. Dick
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn't afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep. . . . They even built humans. This novel is the inspiration for the movie "Bladerunner." Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: I, Robot

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Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Author: 
Isaac Asimov
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I, Robot

In this collection, one of the great classics of science fiction, Asimov set out the principles of robot behavior that we know as the Three Laws of Robotics. Here are stories of robots gone mad, mind-reading robots, robots with a sense of humor, robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world, all told with Asimov's trademark dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction. Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: I, Robot

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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Dragonflight

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Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Author: 
Anne McCaffrey
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Dragonflight

After ten long turns, Lessa was ready to come out of hiding, to reclaim her birthright...and to Impress the young dragon queen and become Weyrwoman of Benden. Suddenly the deadly silver Thread once again threatened all Pern with destruction. But the mighty telepathic dragons that for centuries had defended Pern were now few in number, not nearly enough to protect the planet in its hour of greatest peril. So Lessa hatched a daring and dangerous scheme: Rally support from people who had long ago ceased to exist... Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Dragonflight

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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: The Tar-Aiym Krang

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Thursday, January 4, 2007 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Alan Dean Foster
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The Tar-Aiym Krang

Moth was a beautiful planet, the only one with wings -- two great golden clouds suspended in space around it. The planet attracted unwary travelers, hardened space-sailors, and merchant buccaneers -- a teeming, constantly shifting horde that provided a comfortable income for certain quick-witted fellows like Flinx and his pet flying snake Pip. With his odd talents, the pickings were easy enough so that Flinx did not have to be dishonest ... most of the time. In fact, it hardly seemed dishonest at all to steal a starmap from a dead body that didn't really need it anymore. But Flinx wasn't quite smart enough. He should have wondered why the body was dead in the first place... Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: The Tar-Aiym Krang

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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Dandelion Wine

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Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Ray Bradbury
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Dandelion Wine

The summer of '28 was a vintage season for a growing boy. A summer of green apple trees, mowed lawns, and new sneakers. Of half-burnt firecrackers, of gathering dandelions, of Grandma's belly-busting dinner. It was a summer of sorrows and marvels and gold-fuzzed bees. A magical, timeless summer in the life of a twelve-year-old boy named Douglas Spaulding -- remembered forever by the incomparable Ray Bradbury. Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Dandelion Wine

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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Lord of Light

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Author: 
Roger Zelazny
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Lord of Light

Earth is long since dead. On a colony planet, a band of men has gained control of technology, made themselves immortal, and now rules their world as the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Only one dares oppose them: he who was once Siddhartha and is now Mahasamatman. Binder of Demons. Lord of Light. Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Lord of Light

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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Stranger in a Strange Land

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Thursday, April 5, 2007 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Robert Heinlein
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Stranger in a Strange Land

Valentine Michael Smith is the stranger. A young human, reared by Martians on Mars, he is brought to Earth where he must adapt not only to the planet's social injustices and its population's foibles, but to its strong gravitational field and rich atmosphere. Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Stranger in a Strange Land

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