Join us on the second Saturday of every month for our Science Fiction Book Club!
For our first meeting we will be reading “The Resisters” by Gish Jen
About the book:
“The time: not so long from now.
The place: AutoAmerica, a country surveilled by one “Aunt Nettie,” a Big Brother that is part artificial intelligence, part internet, and oddly human–even funny.
The people: divided. The “angelfair” Netted have jobs and, what with the country half under water, literally occupy the high ground. The Surplus live on swampland if they’re lucky, on water if they’re not.
The story: To a Surplus couple–he once a professor, she still a lawyer–is born a girl, Gwen, with a golden arm. Her teens find her happily playing in an underground baseball league, but when AutoAmerica faces ChinRussia in the Olympics, Gwen finds herself in dangerous territory, playing ball with the Netted even as her mother battles this apartheid-like society in court. The Resisters is the provocative, moving, and paradoxically buoyant story of one family struggling to maintain their humanity in circumstances that threaten their every value.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Science Fiction Book Club”.
We will meet in the Upstairs Gallery from 2-3 pm, and refreshments will be served.