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December Meeting - Version Control by Dexter Palmer

Version Control by Dexter Palmer

Rebecca Wright has reclaimed her life, finding her way out of her grief and depression following a personal tragedy years ago. She spends her days working in customer support for the internet dating site where she first met her husband. But she has a strange, persistent sense that everything around her is somewhat off-kilter: she constantly feels as if she has walked into a room and forgotten what she intended to do there; on TV, the President seems to be the wrong person in the wrong place; her dreams are full of disquiet. Meanwhile, her husband's decade-long dedication to his invention, the causality violation device (which he would greatly prefer you not call a “time machine”) has effectively stalled his career and made him a laughingstock in the physics community. But he may be closer to success than either of them knows or can possibly imagine.

Version Control is about a possible near future, but it’s also about the way we live now. It’s about smart phones and self-driving cars and what we believe about the people we meet on the Internet. It’s about a couple, Rebecca and Philip, who have experienced a tragedy, and about how they help—and fail to help—each other through it. Emotionally powerful and stunningly visionary, Version Control will alter the way you see your future and your present.

This discussion will be hosted by Michael Connor.

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  • Teri U.

    Is it really You who is sorry, Michael, or an avatar of you built from your online data and persona? Which version of you are we relating to in this moment? ;)

    1 · 2h ago

  • Jesse I.

    We missed you Michael, there was a lot we had to discuss about your interesting selection.

    1 · 5h ago

  • Michael C.

    Sorry I missed. Enjoyed the book. Next time!

    3 days ago

  • Jeremiah

    Work-related emergency. Not going to make it tonight.

    3 days ago

  • Aileen

    I cant make it this time, hope to next time. I heard this book was one of the more interesting sci fi books...

    3 days ago

  • Jesse I.

    Spaced out and didn't realize it was a Thursday, I should be able to make it but I have a meeting in Gresham most of the day.

    5 days ago

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