THIS MONTH: SCIENCE FICTION.
The Genre Book Club meets every other month to discuss a novel from the science fiction, fantasy, or horror genres. In April, the Club will discuss Octavia Butler’s sci-fi/literary-hybrid Kindred.
Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether Dana’s life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
The discussion will be complemented by light snacks and refreshments. Attendees are expected to have read the book in advance.
Copies of Kindred can be purchased in paperback at The Writer’s Block Book Shop. Registration for the Club is not required.