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AUGUST 2018: Accelerando by Charles Stross
Hello folks, we'll reconvene in August to discuss Accelerando, Charles Stross' novel of technology, artificial intelligence, and the future that may await humanity after the boundaries of consciousness expand beyond biological life. From Goodreads: "The Singularity. It is the era of the posthuman. Artificial intelligences have surpassed the limits of human intellect. Biotechnological beings have rendered people all but extinct. Molecular nanotechnology runs rampant, replicating and reprogramming at will. Contact with extraterrestrial life grows more imminent with each new day. "Struggling to survive and thrive in this accelerated world are three generations of the Macx clan: Manfred, an entrepreneur dealing in intelligence amplification technology whose mind is divided between his physical environment and the Internet; his daughter, Amber, on the run from her domineering mother, seeking her fortune in the outer system as an indentured astronaut; and Sirhan, Amber's son, who finds his destiny linked to the fate of all of humanity. "For something is systemically dismantling the nine planets of the solar system. Something beyond human comprehension. Something that has no use for biological life in any form."

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    It's only been in the last 10 years that I started regularly reading this genre. I know there had to be plenty of people in the Tacoma area wanting to share this passion with a group of like-minded readers. I did not see evidence of a book club Meetup devoted to Sci-Fi and Fantasy when I started looking. So, here we are. If you're passionate about reading and discussing sci-fi AND fantasy books, film and television this is the place for you! Once a month we'll meet to discuss the current book selection, as well as select the book and the date for the next month's reading. Along the way we take some time to talk about film and tv shows. Everyone gets a chance to offer up their favorites to the group. It's a great way to get recommendations from fellow enthusiasts and experience the myriad imagineerings from many different perspectives.

    We're a relaxed bunch and we want to encourage you to come. Remember, something like 90% of life is just showing up. So come if you're read the book, come if you've not read the book, come if you hate the book, just come along and join us!

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