Science Fiction Discussion Group

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ACCESSIBLE WORLD SCIENCE FICTION DISCUSSION GROUP Hosted on Friday, February 10, 2012

For this month, we're reading a tale of adventure in the distant future with a crew retrieving artifacts from ancient starships. For our next meeting, we'll be reading Diving into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

This book is available as a digital download from BARD at:

http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/db.70566

Here's the NLS synopsis:

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ACCESSIBLE WORLD SCIENCE FICTION GROUP DISCUSSES GANNYMEDE Hosted on Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hello Folks,
> Not quite as many people as usual made it to the meeting last night,
> (probably holiday preparations had something to do with that), but most
> of those who did make it did not much like the book we read this month,
> Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds.
> For this month, we've selected something quite a bit shorter, a mystery
> set on Jupiter's moon Ganymede by one of the masters of the field. For
> the next meeting,, we're reading Against Infinity by Gregory Benford.

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ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS THE SCIENCE FICTION DISCUSSION GROUP Hosted on Thursday, December 08, 2011

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ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS THE SCIENCE FICTION DISCUSSION GROUP Hosted on Thursday, November 10, 2011

This month, we go back into the future for a new take on the perennial conflict between old and new. This time between old humanity on Earth and the evolving inhabitants in the rest of the solar system. We'll be reading The Quiet War by Paul J. McAuley, available as a digital download from BARD at:

http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/db.70472
 
Here's the NLS synopsis:

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ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS THE SCIENCE FICTION MEETTING vy J. R. Westmoreland Hosted on Thursday, October 13, 2011

This month, we're going to do two books. Both of them together are shorter than our last book, Eifelheim, and we also have an extra week to read them. We'll be reading a duology from Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle: Inferno, and Escape from Hell. Inferno is available from both Bookshare and BARD, while Escape from Hell is only available on BARD.

The link to Bookshare's copy of Inferno is at:
http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/34158

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ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS THE SCIENCE FICTION DISCUSSION GROUP by J. R. Westmoreland Hosted on Thursday, August 11, 2011

For this month, we shift focus from the far away in space and time to the very near
future America. The book we're reading for the next meeting is Empire by Orson Scott
Card.
This one's available from Bookshare at:
http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/30304
and as a digital download from BARD at:
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/db.66281
Here's the NLS synopsis:

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ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS THE SCIENCE FICTION DISCUSSION GROUP MEETING by J. R. Westmoreland Hosted on Thursday, July 14, 2011

We had another good discussion at the meeting last night. While everyone had quibbles,
we all liked the first two books in Robert J. Sawyer's WWW trilogy, WWW: Wake and
WWW: Watch.
J. R. Westmoreland, Group Facilitator
Email: jr@jrw.org

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ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS THE SCIENCE FICTION MEETING by J. R. Westmoreland Hosted on Thursday, June 09, 2011

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ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS THE SCIENCE FICTION MEETING by J. R. Westmoreland Hosted on Thursday, May 12, 2011

The book we're reading this month is Starfarers by Poul Anderson.
This one's available from Bookshare at
http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/5988
(Listed as only in Good condition, however.)
It is also available as a digital download from the BARD site at
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/db.49154
Here's the NLS Synopsis:
Astronomers have discovered the possibility of advanced civilizations in the far

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ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS THE SCIENCE FICTION DISCUSSION GROUP by J. R. Westmoreland Hosted on Thursday, April 14, 2011

The book we're reading this month is aimed at young adult readers, but is one that
all SF fans can enjoy:
Time Machines: The Greatest Time Travel Stories Ever Written, edited by Bill Adler,
Jr.
This one is available as a digital download from BARD at
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/db.47370
Here's the NLS synopsis:
Anthology of twenty-two time travel short stories. Personal favorites of the editor
ranging from Edgar Allan Poe's "Three Sundays in a Week" written in 1850 to Derryl

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