January 9, 2013

Lewisville Science Fiction Book Club Discusses Arthur C. Clarke’s THE CITY AND THE STARS

Arthur C Clarke The City and The StarsLouis Barber and the crew will be getting together at the local IHOP Friday January 11th for another discussion of a great book, this one being THE CITY AND THE STARS by Arthur C. Clarke (affiliate link). They meet in the back room and usually will end up talking scifi in general once they’ve discussed the book. Everyone is welcome whether you’ve read the book or not. IHOP is located at 2345 South Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville, TX, and the group meets at 7:30 PM.

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Here’s the list of books that they will be reading for the next few months. Feel free to start reading and join in the discussion.

January                 "City and the Stars"                    Arthur C. Clarke
February                "Patron Saint of Plaques"            Barth Anderson
March                    "Redshirts"                                John Scalzi
April                       "The Devil's Nebula"                   Eric Brown
May                       "The War Against the Rull"         A.E. Van Vogt
June                       "Year Zero"                               Rod Reid

THE CITY AND THE STARS by Arthur C. Clarke is a re-write of an earlier novel called AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT. The story tells of a young boy named Alvin who is the last child born of humanity. He is curious about the outside world but according to the histories, there is no outside world. After finding a rock with an inscription on it, he embarks on a journey to find out about the history of the city and, more importantly, it’s future.

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