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Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group

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The Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library ~ 3301 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA  90503 ~ (310) 618-5959.
Previous selections can be viewed here.

 

Due to COVID-19,  the book group will continue virtually using ZOOM, an audiovideo conferencing software platform. 

 

Power

 The Power by Naomi Alderman- Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

 A vital new force in our world takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with  devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power: they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets. From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, The Power is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.

Please send an email by Monday, June 1, 2020 to RBIEBER@TORRANCECA.GOV for an invitation link to join the virtual book group meeting. The discussion is open to all who wish to attend by video or audio. 

 

Circe2Circe: a novel by Madeline Miller - Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Please send an email by Monday, June 29, 2020 to RBIEBER@TORRANCECA.GOV for an invitation link to join the virtual book group meeting. The discussion is open to all who wish to attend by video or audio. 

 

TufTuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Haviland Tuf is an honest space-trader who likes cats. So how is it that, in competition with the worst villains the universe has to offer, he’s become the proud owner of a seedship, the last remnant of Earth’s legendary Ecological Engineering Corps? Never mind; just be thankful that the most powerful weapon in human space is in good hands—hands which now have the godlike ability to control the genetic material of thousands of outlandish creatures.

Please send an email by Monday, August 3, 2020 to RBIEBER@TORRANCECA.GOV for an invitation link to join the virtual book group meeting. The discussion is open to all who wish to attend by video or audio.