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Stop by Online! at 7 pm on June 9th to discuss Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson. You can always pick up the book at Park Road Books for 20% off this month but we welcome any version during the book club, (paper or electronic.) (Park Road Books is still open for curbside pick up or will ship books to you!) The Author: "To this day, nothing is more important to me than reading, nothing is more delicious than a great novel, and few people are as important as my favorite writers. My writing life has been pretty diverse. I've edited science books, and from 2008 to 2012 I had the great good luck to write a monthly wine column for Chatelaine, the largest women's magazine in Canada. I've published short fiction at Tor.com, Asimov's Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, and a number of anthologies. Several of my stories have been chosen for "year's best" anthologies, and in the past two years I've been a finalist for several high-profile awards." - Kelly Robson The Book: Discover a shifting history of adventure as humanity clashes over whether to repair their ruined planet or luxuriate in a less tainted past. In 2267, Earth has just begun to recover from worldwide ecological disasters. Minh is part of the generation that first moved back up to the surface of the Earth from the underground hells, to reclaim humanity's ancestral habitat. She's spent her entire life restoring river ecosystems, but lately the kind of long-term restoration projects Minh works on have been stalled due to the invention of time travel. When she gets the opportunity take a team to 2000 BC to survey the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, she jumps at the chance to uncover the secrets of the shadowy think tank that controls time travel technology.
**Great Event For New Members!** Come join us for a night of games, laughter and general chaos! All levels of gamers welcome. Bring your games or play some of ours. We tend to play shorter, more crowd friendly games and are always willing to teach you. Games usually available for play: Fluxx, Munchkin, Red Dragon Inn, Ticket to Ride, Cards Against Humanity, Telestrations, etc. Mugs now serves beer and wine, as well as coffee and soft drinks. They also have tasty baked goods and sandwiches. Or you can bring in outside food, we just ask you buy your drinks on site. Come when you can - stay as long as you like!
Stop by Park Road Books at 7 pm on July 14th to discuss Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett. You can always pick up the book at Park Road Books for 20% off this month but we welcome any version during the book club, (paper or electronic.) As usual, we will go down to Sir Edmund Halley's restaurant (in the same shopping center) for more informal conversation (& food & drinks) after the book club. The Author: Robert Jackson Bennett is a two-time award winner of the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel, an Edgar Award winner for Best Paperback Original, and is also the 2010 recipient of the Sydney J Bounds Award for Best Newcomer, and a Philip K Dick Award Citation of Excellence. City of Stairs was shortlisted for the Locus Award and the World Fantasy Award. City of Blades was a finalist for the 2015 World Fantasy, Locus, and British Fantasy Awards. The Book: Sancia Grado is a thief, and a damn good one. And her latest target, a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevanne’s docks, is nothing her unique abilities can’t handle. But unbeknownst to her, Sancia’s been sent to steal an artifact of unimaginable power, an object that could revolutionize the magical technology known as scriving. The Merchant Houses who control this magic--the art of using coded commands to imbue everyday objects with sentience--have already used it to transform Tevanne into a vast, remorseless capitalist machine. But if they can unlock the artifact’s secrets, they will rewrite the world itself to suit their aims. Now someone in those Houses wants Sancia dead, and the artifact for themselves. And in the city of Tevanne, there’s nobody with the power to stop them. To have a chance at surviving—and at stopping the deadly transformation that’s under way—Sancia will have to marshal unlikely allies, learn to harness the artifact’s power for herself, and undergo her own transformation, one that will turn her into something she could never have imagined.