book club discussion: Machine of Death

The book is “Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die” edited by Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, & David Malki. Amazon’s teaser is “The machine had been invented a few years ago: a machine that could tell, from just a sample of your blood, how you were going to die. No dates, no details. Just a slip of paper with a few words spelling out your ultimate fate -- at once all-too specific and maddeningly vague.”

The Oak Park library is convenient for public transportation. There is a Green-line stop a few blocks away.

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  • Anne

    We don't often do anthologies, but they are great if you want to compare different authors instead of just talk about a single work. There was a lot of back-and-forth over which story was each reader's favorite. And Paul made a suggestion that I swear I'm going to turn into a new story and submit for Volume 3!

    March 24, 2014

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