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Science Fiction Book Club

  • Nightbird Books 205 West Dickson Street Fayetteville, AR, 72701 United States (map)

Our great Sci-Fi Book Club meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00pm. 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.

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The April choice is Embassytown by China Mieville.

In the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to the enigmatic Ariekei, sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak. Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist, has returned to Embassytown after years of deep-space adventure. She cannot speak the Ariekei tongue, but she is an indelible part of it, having long ago been made a figure of speech, a living simile in their language. When distant political machinations deliver a new ambassador to Arieka, the fragile equilibrium between humans and aliens is violently upset. Catastrophe looms, and Avice is torn between competing loyalties: to a husband she no longer loves, to a system she no longer trusts, and to her place in a language she cannot speakā€”but which speaks through her, whether she likes it or not.

Earlier Event: April 3
Poetry Book Club
Later Event: May 1
Poetry Book Club