November's book will be The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
The Fifth Season takes place on a planet with a single supercontinent called the Stillness. Every few centuries, its inhabitants endure what they call a "fifth season" of catastrophic climate change. Orogenes: people with the ability to control energy, particularly that of the earth (directly) and temperature (indirectly). They can cause and prevent earthquakes, and when angered can unintentionally kill living things in their "torus," or area of influence, by stealing the heat from their bodies to use as energy to manipulate the ground. When this occurs, a visible circle of frost appears around them and living things can be flash-frozen solid. They are widely hated and feared, and many are murdered by small-town mobs when their powers are discovered in childhood. If they are not killed by their family or comm, they are given to a Guardian, to be trained at a location called the Fulcrum inside the city of Yumenes.
Winner of the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Book One of The Broken Earth.
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512 pages Pub. 2015
We try to pick a variety of books to challenge us and broaden our horizons. Our hope is that by discussing these books we will gain more insight than if we just read them on our own. Everybody is welcome to join us.
January's book will be Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
February's book will be Hospital Station by James White
March's book will be Jurgen: A Comedy Of Justice by James Branch Cabell
April's book will be The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey