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Interesting Readings - September

Interesting Readings: a book club for the best in sci-fi, from quirky classics to fresh indie! Monthly meetings are held in the West Chester area.

Our September book is Richard K. Morgan's ALTERED CARBON.

From Amazon.com:
In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person’s consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or “sleeve”) making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful. Dispatched one hundred eighty light-years from home, re-sleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats “existence” as something that can be bought and sold. For Kovacs, the shell that blew a hole in his chest was only the beginning...

 

* Timothy's West Chester also has Quizzo on Wednesday nights! We're two-time winners, and will use our giftcard from April towards the night's group tab. Can we win again?!

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  • Sharon Bernecki D.

    Never was able to lay my hands on a copy of the book. It finally showed up at my local library last night. : (

    September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've been sick for a week now. I don't want to spread any germs.

    September 11, 2013

  • Dawn

    Had to drop out of September 11. :( Forgot I had a rehearsal that night.

    August 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I see I would be on the waiting list anyhow. Sigh. It is a good and provoking book. But on 9/11 we have a session with the mediator as we try to get a contract with our teachers. Double-sigh.

    August 29, 2013

    • Gwen W.

      Bummer :( But for future reference, I always bump the number of available slots up if I see there are people waiting!

      August 29, 2013

  • Dee

    Just realized cooking class starts again on Wednesdays in Sept!

    August 21, 2013

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