Book discussion

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Feed

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon — a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Nine Princes in Amber

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The 1st novel in Zelazny's Amber Series. Corwin, Prince of Amer is exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, and upon his return to Amber, the one true world, he makes a mad and desperate rush upon the vacant throne.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Little, Big

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

John Crowley's masterful Little, Big is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood—not found on any map—to marry Daily Alice Drinkawater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld. It is a story of fantastic love and heartrending loss; of impossible things and unshakable destinies; and of the great Tale that envelops us all. It is a wonder.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: The Stars My Destination

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

  In this pulse-quickening novel, Alfred Bester imagines a future in which people "jaunte" a thousand miles with a single thought, where the rich barricade themselves in labyrinths and protect themselves with radioactive hit men--and where an inarticulate outcast is the most valuable and dangerous man alive.

Tuesday Night Book Club: The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Olivia Hunt is unemployed, living alone, and working on the fourth draft of her suicide note when she gets a phone call that lets her know what real trouble is. Madeleine Hunt is her younger sister, the annoyingly happy one who married the hometown guy while Olivia set out to conquer Hollywood, ha, ha. And Maddie is in trouble. Pulled home for the first time in years, Olivia gets a painful dose of real life as she tries to help her sister, keep her parents from running off the rails, and reconnect with the boyfriend who left without a word but might still be the love of her life.

Bailey Cove Classics: Sorrows of Young Werther

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

A digital copy of title can be freely downloaded here: http://dmz.hmcpl.org/13C39C8C-5FE8-4284-82FB-28C08F887F36/10/490/en/PublicDomainCollection.htm

Tragic masterpiece explores mind of an artist in alternately joyful and despairing letters recounting an unhappy romance. Goethe addresses issues of love, death, and redemption in an influential portrayal of a character who struggles to reconcile his artistic sensibilities with the demands of the objective world.

Bailey Cove Evening: Bel Canto

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

"A strange, terrific, spellcasting story" ("San Francisco Chronicle"), "Bel Canto" engenders in the reader the very passion for art and the language of music that its characters discover.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: The Languages of Pao

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Abarat

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

*Note: this date has been changed FROM May 5th. We hope to see you here!*

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Burnout : the Mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Burnout is a science fiction mystery about a Space Shuttle disaster that turns out to be no accident. As the true scope of the disaster is gradually uncovered by the principal investigators, "Crash" Murphy and Dr. Mike Anders, they find themselves running for their lives, as lovers, friends and coworkers involved in the investigation perish around them. What happened to the Shuttle? Who is responsible and why? Why is the government calling it an accident? Why is someone willing to kill to keep it a secret? And how big is the conspiracy?

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