Science Fiction Book Club: “Touched”

Saturday, May 11, 2024
2:00 pm


Join us on the second Saturday of every month for our Science Fiction Book Club! For the month of May we will be reading “Touched” By Walter Mosley

“Intergalactic visions, deadly threats, and explosive standoff between mostly good and completely evil converge in a dystopian fantasy that could only be conceived by the inimitable Walter Mosley, one of the country’s most beloved and acclaimed writers.

Martin Just wakes up one morning after what feels like, and might actually be, a centuries-long sleep with two new innate pieces of knowledge: Humanity is a virus destined to destroy all existence. And he is the Cure.

Martin begins slipping into an alternate consciousness, with new physical strengths, to violently defend his family–the only Black family in their neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles– against pure evil. Think Octavia Butler meets Jeff VanderMeer meets Jordan Peele.

Expansive and innovative, sexy and satirical, Touched brilliantly imagines the ways in which human life and technological innovation threaten existence itself.”

Our Science Fiction Book Club is open to all, whether or not you are a Morristown or Morris Township resident. Didn’t finish the book? Not a problem! You are still welcome to join us in the discussion. Copies of the book are reserved for Book Club members at the main circulation desk, please ask a librarian for a copy.

If you have any questions about this book club, please email with the subject line “Science Fiction Book Club”.

We will meet in the Upstairs Gallery from 2-3 pm, and refreshments will be served.