If you want to join a science fiction and fantasy book group or just read along, here is a list of what the Central Library’s Other Realms book group will be reading in 2014:
March 13, 2014: Lord Valentine’s Castle by Robert Silverberg
First in Silverberg’s Majipoor series, this sf and fantasy blend is considered a classic.
April 10, 2014: Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
Arab American Detriot native Ahmed’s debut is full of swashbuckling action, ghouls and a kick-ass female shapeshifter.
May 8, 2014: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
A cyberpunk technothriller featuring Hiro Protagonist who delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc.
June 12, 2014: * Hugo nominated short stories (to be announced)
August 14, 2014: Chindi by Jack McDevitt
While 3rd in the Academy series, it is a fine place to dive in and meet Priscilla Hutchins on another space adventure.
September 11, 2014: Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
Portland author Wilson puts his PhD in robotics to good use in this techno-thriller.
October 9, 2014: Nexus by Ramez Naam
Seattle author Naam’s debut sf examines nanotechnology that links minds.
November 13, 2014: Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin
First in the Dreamblood series, Jemisin creates a world of magic and politics that explores the nature of faith.
December 11, 2014: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
Abercrombie’s debut heralds a new era of sword-and-sorcery fantasy.
Other Realms meets the 2nd Thursday of the month and meets at the Central Library at noon on Level 4, Room 6, if you want to join us. This list is subject to change, depending on availabilty, so do check the Calendar of Events for confirmation as the year unfolds.
*June has been changed to Hugo nominated short stories. The group will discuss John Scalzi’s Redshirts in early 2015.