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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Startide Rising

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Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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David Brin
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Startide Rising

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. Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Startide Rising

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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: The Eyre Affair

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Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Jasper Fforde
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The Eyre Affair

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. (#1 in the Thursday Next series) Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: The Eyre Affair

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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Dead Until Dark

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Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Charlaine Harris
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Dead Until Dark

Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn't date much because of her "disability" to read minds. When she meets Bill, Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's the type of guy she's waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too--he's a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next. (#1 in the Sookie Stackhouse series) Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Dead Until Dark

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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi Book Club: Lord Foul's Bane

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Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Stephen Donaldson
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Lord Foul's Bane

This book is the first in one of the most remarkable epic fantasies ever written, the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever. He called himself Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever because he dared not believe in the strange alternate world in which he suddenly found himself. Yet he was tempted to believe, to fight for the Land, to be the reincarnation of its greatest hero. Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi Book Club: Lord Foul's Bane

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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi Book Club: The Wizard Hunters

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Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Author: 
Martha Wells
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The Wizard Hunters

On Ile-Rien, a world besieged by the mysterious and well-nigh invulnerable Gardier, Tremaine is recruited to help devise a spell that can break through the Gardier airships' impregnable shields. Yet instead of creating a weapon, the spell transports Tremaine and a small band of cohorts to another world with a secret Gardier base, giving them a chance to spy on the enemy of which they know so little. Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi Book Club: The Wizard Hunters

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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi Book Club: Storm Front

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Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Author: 
Jim Butcher
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Storm Front

Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he's the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the "everyday" world is actually full of strange and magical things--and most of them don't play too well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a--well, whatever. Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi Book Club: Storm Front

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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi Book Club: Probability Moon

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Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Nancy Kress
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Probability Moon

Earth is an environmental disaster area when humanity gains new hope: a star gate is discovered in the solar system, built by a long-gone alien race. Earth establishes extrasolar colonies and discovers alien races--including the warlike Fallers, the only spacefaring race besides humans. Mysterious, uncommunicative, and relentlessly bent on humanity's extinction, the Fallers have mastered the star gates, and are closing in on earth. Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi Book Club: Probability Moon

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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi Book Club: Rendezvous with Rama

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Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Author: 
Arthur C. Clarke
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Rendezvous with Rama

An all-time science fiction classic, Rendezvous with Rama is also one of Clarke's best novels--it won the Campbell, Hugo, Jupiter, and Nebula Awards. A huge, mysterious, cylindrical object appears in space, swooping in toward the sun. The citizens of the solar system send a ship to investigate before the enigmatic craft, called Rama, disappears. The astronauts given the task of exploring the hollow cylindrical ship are able to decipher some, but definitely not all, of the extraterrestrial vehicle's puzzles. From the ubiquitous trilateral symmetry of its structures to its cylindrical sea and machine-island, Rama's secrets are strange evidence of an advanced civilization. But who, and where, are the Ramans, and what do they want with humans? Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi Book Club: Rendezvous with Rama

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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi Book Club: Pigs Don't Fly

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Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Mary Brown
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Pigs Don't Fly

Because of her girth, the 17-year-old Summer was passed over to replace her mother as the town prostitute. Equipped with a few supplies, a small dowry and a rather ugly ring left by her mysterious father, she sets out. But the ring is actually a bit of unicorn horn that warns her of danger and, most importantly, allows her to communicate with animals. In quick succession she picks up a ratty dog; a badly used horse; a starved turtle; a wounded pigeon; a man who lost both sight and memory after a bump on the head; and a rather curious little pig with tiny bat wings. The seven of them head south to look for the homes of horse, pigeon and man, during which Summer gains much self-confidence and loses much weight while the small pig/bat gets larger, wiser, more mysterious and more lovable. Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi Book Club: Pigs Don't Fly

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Bailey Cove Sci-Fi Book Club: The Time Machine

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Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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H. G. Wells
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The Time Machine

When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year a.d. 802,701, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment, and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realizes that these beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culture-now weak and childishly afraid of the dark. They have every reason to be afraid: in deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race descended from humanity-the sinister Morlocks. And when the scientist's time machine vanishes, it becomes clear he must search these tunnels if he is ever to return to his own era.  Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi Book Club: The Time Machine

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