We read a variety of science fiction works. Join us on the 2nd Saturday of the month, at 11:00 a.m.
Sat., January 13, 2018. 11:00 AM
Zendegi by Greg Egan.
In a near-future world, a scientist develops artiticial intelligences called proxies who mingle with humans in the virtual world of Zendegi, and after a journalist finds out he might not live long enough to raise his son, he becomes obsessed with finding a way to make a proxy of himself to take care of his son.
Sat., February 10, 2018. 11:00 AM
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler.
Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned across the years to save him. After this first summons, Dana is drawn back, again and again, to the plantation to protect Rufus and ensure that he will grow to manhood and father the daughter who will become Dana's ancestor. Yet each time Dana's sojourns become longer and more dangerous, until it is uncertain whether or not her life will end, long before it has even begun.
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Saturday, February 10 at 11:00am
Saturday, March 10 at 11:00am
Saturday, April 14 at 11:00am
Saturday, May 12 at 11:00am
Saturday, June 9 at 11:00am
Saturday, July 14 at 11:00am
Saturday, August 11 at 11:00am
Saturday, September 8 at 11:00am
Saturday, October 13 at 11:00am
Saturday, November 10 at 11:00am
Saturday, December 8 at 11:00am
Pearl Avenue Branch Library, Study Room
4270 Pearl Ave. San José, CA 95136