• Discuss: What might life affirming fiction (or non fiction) look like?

    What might life affirming fiction (or non fiction) look like? What elements could it contain? Do you think this is, or should be, a rising genre? Why/why not? The recommended book is Mr Wigg / Inga Simpson It is available from the library in print and spoken record. http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/search/C__SMr%20Wigg__Orightresult?lang=eng Available from the publisher as book or ebook https://www.hachette.com.au/inga-simpson/mr-wigg Where the author’s website says to buy it https://www.booktopia.com.au/search.ep?keywords=inga+simpson&productType=917504&clickid=yuiTC2SkvSCbRYj07ERSoV-9UkhU8uV4xRxpzE0&bk_source_id=335914&utm_campaign=Inga%20Simpson&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=APD&bk_source=APD Interview https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandarts/inga-simpson27s-mr-wigg/4980018 Review https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/arts/inga-simpson-opens-a-window-on-the-past-in-evocative-work-mr-wigg/news-story/f67fd05302e0562d8192552adf444c40

  • Discuss: What sorts of things might people and AI obsessively search for?

    What sorts of things might people and AI become obsessed with searching for? What happens to people while they are searching? The recommended text is: Hyperion / Dan Simmons It is available from the library as book, ebook or spoken record. https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/search/C__SHyperion%20Dan%20Simmons__Orightresult?lang=eng Stefen’s books 2/431 Murray St, Perth[masked]http://www.stefensbooks.com.au/ has one copy or can order one in for you. Available from Dymocks as book or ebook https://www.dymocks.com.au/books/?term=Hyperion%20Dan%20Simmons And from Booktopia as book, ebook or audio https://www.booktopia.com.au/search.ep?pn=1&productType=917504&keywords=hyperion+dan+simmons Wikipedia Read this link, not the one about the Hyperion book, because the latter is full of spoilers! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperion_Cantos What it says. A fandom page about the novel. There may be spoilers here too. https://hyperioncantos.fandom.com/wiki/Hyperion_(novel) A fandom interview about the book https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-541ZVu1r8 Another review https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2014/03/dan-simmons-hyperion.html There was actually a thesis written about it! Its around 80 pages. https://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A4155/datastream/OBJ/view/Machina_ex_deo.pdf And an article https://philarchive.org/archive/SHEEAN-2 And another http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:820943/FULLTEXT01.pdf

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    Dome Cafe

    In future months, we are thinking about reading books like: "On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Liberty http://www.booktopia.com.au/on-liberty-john-stuart-mill/prod9780486421308.html?gclid=CJXjxviKubgCFUFKpgodLzIAPw http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34901 Boffins bookshop website says this is on order.

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    Dome Cafe

    In future months, we are thinking about reading books like: "On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Liberty http://www.booktopia.com.au/on-liberty-john-stuart-mill/prod9780486421308.html?gclid=CJXjxviKubgCFUFKpgodLzIAPw http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34901 Boffins bookshop website says this is on order.

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    Dome Cafe

    In future months, we are thinking about reading books like: "On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Liberty http://www.booktopia.com.au/on-liberty-john-stuart-mill/prod9780486421308.html?gclid=CJXjxviKubgCFUFKpgodLzIAPw http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34901 Boffins bookshop website says this is on order.

  • Discuss TBA

    Dome Cafe

    In future months, we are thinking about reading books like: "On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Liberty http://www.booktopia.com.au/on-liberty-john-stuart-mill/prod9780486421308.html?gclid=CJXjxviKubgCFUFKpgodLzIAPw http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34901 Boffins bookshop website says this is on order.

  • Discuss TBA

    Dome Cafe

    In future months, we are thinking about reading books like: "On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Liberty http://www.booktopia.com.au/on-liberty-john-stuart-mill/prod9780486421308.html?gclid=CJXjxviKubgCFUFKpgodLzIAPw http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34901 Boffins bookshop website says this is on order.

  • Discuss TBA

    Dome Cafe

    In future months, we are thinking about reading books like: "On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Liberty http://www.booktopia.com.au/on-liberty-john-stuart-mill/prod9780486421308.html?gclid=CJXjxviKubgCFUFKpgodLzIAPw http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34901 Boffins bookshop website says this is on order.

  • Discuss TBA

    Dome Cafe

    In future months, we are thinking about reading books like: "On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Liberty http://www.booktopia.com.au/on-liberty-john-stuart-mill/prod9780486421308.html?gclid=CJXjxviKubgCFUFKpgodLzIAPw http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34901 Boffins bookshop website says this is on order.

  • Discuss TBA

    Dome Cafe

    In future months, we are thinking about reading books like: "On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Liberty http://www.booktopia.com.au/on-liberty-john-stuart-mill/prod9780486421308.html?gclid=CJXjxviKubgCFUFKpgodLzIAPw http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34901 Boffins bookshop website says this is on order.