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Science Fiction Club meeting

Hello Folks, A very good turnout at our most recent meeting with two new people coming this time. Some great book discussion. The main books mentioned this time were:
 
Artemis: A Novel by Andy Weir
Darkness Falling: Andromedan Dark, Book Two by Ian Douglas
Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan
Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One Edited by Robert Silverberg
The Frankenstein Papers by Fred Saberhagen
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers, Book 1 by Becky Chambers
The Visitors by Clifford D. Simak
 
The next meeting of the Science Fiction club will be on Thursday, March 8, 2018.
 
Place, Book Nook at:
 
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e
 
Time: 9 PM Eastern, 8 PM Central, 7 PM Mountain, 6 PM Pacific, and 2:00 UTC.
 
For our next meeting, we’re going to blend the two formats of each of us bringing a book we’d like to talk about with a group discussion of one book. Those of us who wish to bring their own book are very welcome to do so, but at the same time, some of us are going to read and talk about The Demmies by Ann K Parsons.
 
The link to Bookshare’s version is at:
 
https://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/1845502
 
Here is the synopsis for The Demmies:
 
The demmies were the public's darlings, but they led a double life. By day, they
posed for pictures, were guests on TV shows, and helped to increase knowledge about
genetic engineering by taking part in scientific experiments. By night, they faced
Dr. Albert Lud's unauthorized experiments and his torture. Was there something better
for the genetically engineered, foot-high humans? Could they escape? If they did,
could they find food, shelter, and freedom from the ogre who tormented them? Could
they trust any of the "big folk" to help them? These were some of the questions that
kept Alex Kenyon awake at night. His daughter Ruth wondered what made a human being.
Was it size? Was it intelligence? Was it belief in God? What made her know she was
a human being, even though only nine inches tall? This is the story of how Alex's
and Ruth's questions are answered.
 
Come join us next month to talk about what is sure to be an interesting and thought provoking book, or any other book you’ve read that you’d like to tell the rest of us about. Evan

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018.
Time: 9 PM Eastern, 8 PM Central, 7 PM Mountain, 6 PM Pacific, and 2:00 UTC.