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Reader's Orbit

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. 
Availability:  Braille-a AnaPL LACPL OCPL AMZ-u $2 Kindle & Nook $10 
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

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  • Dave M.

    You've got the same problem I have. I can get there until 6 either. You can come along though and give your comments. The only problem is that you miss the early comments; although, the moderator gives a summary.

    The group is mildly structured. Each person gets a shot at giving their opinion then it devolves into free form conversation.

    Hope that helps.

    November 20

  • Flash C.

    How does this group work? I am thinking about going but I get out at 5 but the earliest I can get to the Marie Calendar would be before 6. I get off work at 5

    November 19

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