Redmond Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club - July Meetup


Alif the Unseen, by G. Willow Wilson

In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients—dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups—from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. He goes by Alif—the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, and a convenient handle to hide behind. The aristocratic woman Alif loves has jilted him for a prince chosen by her parents, and his computer has just been breached by the state’s electronic security force, putting his clients and his own neck on the line. Then it turns out his lover’s new fiancé is the “Hand of God,” as they call the head of state security, and his henchmen come after Alif, driving him underground. When Alif discovers The Thousand and One Days, the secret book of the jinn, which both he and the Hand suspect may unleash a new level of information technology, the stakes are raised and Alif must struggle for life or death, aided by forces seen and unseen.

 [courtesy of Amazon]

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Enjoy the read. Hope to see you all there...wade

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  • Benjamin S.

    People frequently talked over each other, but it was fun overall.

    1 · July 24, 2013

  • Krishna

    Which meeting room will yu guys be at?

    July 23, 2013

  • Saber

    Nevermind going for run.

    July 23, 2013

  • Saber

    I haven't had time to finish it yet but want to try out this book club and don't mind spoilers.

    July 23, 2013

  • Jen B

    Sorry, I will be out of town, but I plan to start attending after summer vacation. Thanks!

    July 16, 2013

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