Our great Sci-Fi Book Club meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7pm. The group is always fun and welcoming, so give them a try one month. Their reading selections vary between old school scifi, fantasy, and new scifi trends. You are certain to find a book you will enjoy.
The January selection is Eifelheim by Michael Flynn.
"Over the centuries, one small town in Germany has disappeared and never been resettled. Tom, a historian, and his theoretical physicist girlfriend Sharon, become interested. By all logic, the town should have survived. What's so special about Eifelheim?
Father Dietrich is the village priest of Eifelheim, in the year 1348, when the Black Death is gathering strength but is still not nearby. Dietrich is an educated man, and to his astonishment becomes the first contact person between humanity and an alien race from a distant star, when their ship crashes in the nearby forest. It is a time of wonders, in the shadow of the plague. Flynn gives us the full richness and strangeness of medieval life, as well as some terrific aliens.
Tom and Sharon, and Father Deitrich have a strange destiny of tragedy and triumph in this brilliant SF novel."