ALN Monthly Book Club - Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Presidio Park

4288 Cosoy Way · San Diego , CA

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Join us for the July 2019 book: Scythe, by Neal Shusterman.

Content warning: this story includes/depicts violence. Details not provided in this description to avoid spoilers. It is recommended that you contact an organizer before reading this book if you want information about how prominently this topic features in the story.

Scythe is a 2016 young-adult novel by Neal Shusterman and is the first in the Arc of a Scythe series. It is set in the far future, where death by natural causes has been virtually eliminated thanks to advances in technology, and an advanced computer system known as the "Thunderhead" controls society. The Thunderhead is a form of artificial intelligence who does not make mistakes or have regrets. The Scythedom is an organization separate from the Thunderhead tasked with deciding who must die, as overpopulation has remained a problem. The novel follows two teenagers, Citra Terranova, and Rowan Damisch, who undergo training as they are recruited into the organization by Scythe Faraday.

For more information on how to find the group at the park: We meet at Presidio Park at the top of the hill, at whatever picnic tables we can grab in the shade, as close to the bathrooms as we can get without it getting smelly. 32°45'26.1"N 117°11'33.4"W

It is highly recommended you bring a folding chair or a blanket to lay on the ground. We usually sit atop pine needles, but some people are able to sit on the picnic tables or in the grass if any is nearby.

We hope to see you there!

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