We read a variety of science fiction works. Join us on the 2nd Saturday of the month, at 11:00 a.m.
Note: November's date is to be determined
For more information contact Pearl Avenue Branch Library at 1-408-808-3053.
November 11, 2017, 11 a.m.
Shards of honor by Lois McMaster Bujold.
It was the wrong war, in the wrong place, at the wrong time, for the wrong reasons. And Captain Cordelia Naismith of the Betan Expeditionary Force would be forced into a separate peace with her enemy, Lord Vorkosigan. Shards of Honor is the novel in which Lois McMaster Bujold introduced the science-fiction world to Barrayar and Aral Vorkosigan, Beta Colony and Cordelia Naismith. From this beginning the author has created a multigenerational saga spanning time as well as space. Bujold is generally recognized as the current exemplar of the character-based science-fiction adventure story.
December 9, 2017, 11 a.m.
Altered carbon by Richard K. Morgan.
Altered Carbon is a 2002 hardboiled cyberpunk science fiction novel by Richard K. Morgan. Set some five hundred years in the future in a universe in which the United Nations Protectorate oversees a number of extrasolar planets settled by human beings, it features Takeshi Kovacs as a former U.N. elite soldier and a native of Harlan's World, a planet settled by a Japanese keiretsu with Eastern European labour.
Saturday, December 9 at 11:00am
Pearl Avenue Branch Library, Study Room
4270 Pearl Ave. San José, CA 95136