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Emerging from an arcane fusion of library book clubs, The Durham Scifi & Fantasy Book Club explores uncharted realms and futuristic horizons through the power of literature and friendly discussion! We embrace speculative fiction in all its forms and aim to cover a wide variety of classic and contemporary works, with an emphasis on thought-provoking and socially relevant topics. If you crave adventure, strange discoveries, and trans-dimensional discourse, this is the book club for you!

As a program run by the Durham County Library, this event is free and open to the public -- Durham residence not required! Although books selected are held by Durham County Library, we'll do our best to keep an eye out for titles that are also available in nearby public and university libraries.

Question or comments? Feel free to message us through Meetup, or call the library at 919-560-0299.

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Talking About CITY OF BRASS

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This month the Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club will be reading S.A. Chakraborty's novel City Of Brass. Copies are available form the library in paperback, ebook, and streaming audiobook formats.

From the publisher:
"Step into The City of Brass, the spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty perfect for fans of The Golem and the Jinni, The Grace of Kings, and Uprooted, in which the future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom rests in the hands of a clever and defiant young con artist with miraculous healing gifts.
Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th-century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trades she uses to get by - palm readings, zars, and a mysterious gift for healing - are all tricks, both the means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles and a reliable way to survive.
But when Nahri accidentally summons Dara, an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior, to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to reconsider her beliefs. For Dara tells Nahri an extraordinary tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire and rivers where the mythical marid sleep, past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises and mountains where the circling birds of prey are more than what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass - a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.
In Daevabad, within gilded brass walls laced with enchantments and behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments run deep. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, her arrival threatens to ignite a war that has been simmering for centuries. Spurning Dara’s warning of the treachery surrounding her, she embarks on a hesitant friendship with Alizayd, an idealistic prince who dreams of revolutionizing his father’s corrupt regime. All too soon, Nahri learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.
After all, there is a reason they say to be careful what you wish for...."

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