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Bright Futures Book Club: Babel 17

Monday, May 27 2019
19:00 - 20:00
Book Club
location: Lighthouse Bookshop

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This week we go for a classic Sci-fi read by Nebula Award-winning writer, Samuel Delany.

“Babel-17 is all about the power of language. Humanity, which has spread throughout the universe, is involved in a war with the Invaders, who have been covertly assassinating officials and sabotaging spaceships. The only clues humanity has to go on are strange alien messages that have been intercepted in space. Poet and linguist Rydra Wong is determined to understand the language and stop the alien threat.” __

The book club will be pretty informal in general; Come along to discuss sci-fi books which tackle socio-political issues. Like our other book clubs, Bright Futures will provide a free, friendly and gentle environment in which opinions can be shared and new appreciations discovered. There will be wine, curious minds and relaxed conversation. So come and join our warm bookish group – all are welcome.

(Readers don’t have to buy the bookclub book from the shop, however we do rely on those book sales to be able to keep the event & refreshments free; to pay our booksellers for their time prepping & running book clubs and to keep the lights on. Please do NOT buy your books from am_z_on, if you cannot afford to buy the book then PLEASE support your local library.)


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