LGBT SCI-FI BOOK CREW discusses 2 books and comics!
mer. 10 octobre à 00:15
This month we're going to try a different format! We've voted on two books and a graphic novel. Feel free to read all of the selections or just one! and then come join us for a fun discussion!
I'm an overachiever, so I'm going to try to read all three. Come see me fail! Book 1: We are Legion [We are Bob] by Dennis Taylor
Book 2: Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
Graphic Novel: Hawkeye Vol. 1 by Matt Fraction Meeting starts at 6:15 if you want to vote on next month's book. Discussion starts at 6:30p! ---
Book 1: We are Legion [We are Bob] by Dennis Taylor
Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets. The stakes are high: no less than the first claim to entire worlds. If he declines the honor, he'll be switched off, and they'll try again with someone else. If he accepts, he becomes a prime target. There are at least three other countries trying to get their own probes launched first, and they play dirty. The safest place for Bob is in space, heading away from Earth at top speed. Or so he thinks. Because the universe is full of nasties, and trespassers make them mad - very mad. Book 2: Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
It’s up to a famous rapper, a biologist, and a rogue soldier to handle humanity’s first contact with an alien ambassador—and prevent mass extinction—in this novel that blends magical realism with high-stakes action. After word gets out on the Internet that aliens have landed in the waters outside of the world’s fifth most populous city, chaos ensues. Soon the military, religious leaders, thieves, and crackpots are trying to control the message on YouTube and on the streets. Meanwhile, the earth’s political superpowers are considering a preemptive nuclear launch to eradicate the intruders. All that stands between seventeen million anarchic residents and death is an alien ambassador, a biologist, a rapper, a soldier, and a myth that may be the size of a giant spider, or a god revealed. Graphic Novel: Hawkeye Vol. 1 by Matt Fraction
Clint Barton - aka the self-made hero Hawkeye - fights for justice! With ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he's out to prove himself as one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! SHIELD recruits Clint to intercept a packet of incriminating evidence - before he becomes the most wanted man in the world.
This is the first month trying out this new format, crew. I hope to see you all there!! Sarah
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