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. 

You can view a list of our previous selections here.

 Mur Lafferty-SixWakes
Six Wakes
by Mur Lafferty
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:00pm

On a space ship far from earth, someone is murdering the crew. And the crew's newly awakened clones will have to find their killer--before he strikes again!

Maria Arena awakens in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood. She has no memory of how she died. This is new; before, when she had awakened as a new clone, her first memory was of how she died. Maria's vat is one of seven, each one holding the clone of a crew member of the starship Dormire , each clone waiting for its previous incarnation to die so it can awaken. And Maria isn't the only one to die recently...

 


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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
by Robin Sloan
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, but after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything; instead, they "check out" large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele's behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends, but when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore's secrets extend far beyond its walls.