The DoomsdayBook

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Mystic Celt

3443 N Southport Ave · Chicago, IL

How to find us

We'll probably be in the back room.

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This month's selection is The Doomsday Book (1992) by Connie Willis.

Plot summary (from Amazon): For Kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received. But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperately to rescue her. In a time of superstition and fear, Kivrin -- barely of age herself -- finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of history's darkest hours.

Our location: We meet at Mystic Celt, a place that serves food and drink.

Future book selection: ideas are welcome. Criteria for books: has a science fiction theme, is from the 19th or 20th Century, and preferably under 500 pages (for us busy, slower readers).

Please be respectful of the group and your humble organizer by keeping RSVPs up-to-date. No-shows are no fun, so please don't be one, if you can help it. If you have two no-shows, you will be removed from the group.