Sci Fic Book Talk VIA Zoom – Friday by Robert Heinlein

“Friday is a secret courier. She is employed by a man known to her only as ‘Boss’. Operating from and over a near-future Earth, in which North America has become Balkanized into dozens of independent states, where culture has become bizarrely vulgarized and chaos is the happy norm, she finds herself on shuttlecock assignment atContinue reading “Sci Fic Book Talk VIA Zoom – Friday by Robert Heinlein”

Sci Fic book Club: “Death’s End” (Part 1)

Sci Fic book Club: “Death’s End” (Part 1) Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the twoContinue reading “Sci Fic book Club: “Death’s End” (Part 1)”

Sci Fic Book Discussion, “Coming Home” Jack McDevitt

Garnett Baylee devoted his life to trying, and failing, to find artifacts of the early space age. In the wake of his death, one was discovered in his home, raising tantalizing questions: Had he succeeded after all? Why had he kept it a secret? And where is the rest of the Apollo cache? Antiquities dealerContinue reading “Sci Fic Book Discussion, “Coming Home” Jack McDevitt”

Sci Fic Book Club – “Logan’s Run” by William Nolan

It’s the 23rd Century and at age 21… your life is over! Logan-6 has been trained to kill; born and bred from conception to be the best of the best. But his time is short and before his life ends he’s got one final mission: Find and destroy Sanctuary, a fabled haven for those thatContinue reading “Sci Fic Book Club – “Logan’s Run” by William Nolan”

Movie Screening – The Martian in 3D

Movie Screening – The Martian in 3D When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile,Continue reading “Movie Screening – The Martian in 3D”

Sci Fic book discussion “Glasshouse” Charles Stross

The novel is set in the twenty seventh century aboard a spacecraft adrift in interstellar space. Robin, the protagonist, has recently had his memory erased. He agrees to take part in an experiment, during which he is placed inside a model of a late twentieth/early twenty-first century Euroamerican society. Robin is given a new identityContinue reading “Sci Fic book discussion “Glasshouse” Charles Stross”

Sci Fic book Club “The Martian” by Andy Weir

Sci Fic Book Discussion “The Martian” Andy Weir The Martian Andy Weir Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking himContinue reading “Sci Fic book Club “The Martian” by Andy Weir”

Sci Fic book club: Flash Forward by Robert J. Sawyer 11-18-15 @ 6 PM

A science experiment goes wrong, giving everyone a glimpse of the future. One man learns a rival will steal his wife, another that he will win a lottery, a third that he will be murdered and has 20 years to find the killer. A look at the repercussions of knowing the future. Wednesday November 18thContinue reading “Sci Fic book club: Flash Forward by Robert J. Sawyer 11-18-15 @ 6 PM”

Sci Fic Book Club “The Dark Forest,” Cixin Liu

In Dark Forest, Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion-in just four centuries’ time. The aliens’ human collaborators may have been defeated, but the presence of the sophons, the subatomic particles that allow Trisolaris instant access to all human information, means that Earth’s defense plans are totally exposed to the enemy. OnlyContinue reading “Sci Fic Book Club “The Dark Forest,” Cixin Liu”