THIS MONTH: SCI-FI
The Genre Book Club meets on alternating months to discuss a novel from one of a number of literary genres. On March 8th, the Club will discuss Neuromancer by William Gibson—a modern Sci-Fi classic.
Henry Dorsett Case was the sharpest data-thief in the business—until a vengeful ex-employer crippled his nervous system. Now a mysterious new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run. The target: an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence orbiting Earth. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case embarks on an adventure that ups the ante on an entire genre of fiction. The winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer was the first fully-realized glimpse of humankind’s digital future—a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about our technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.
The discussion will be complemented by light snacks and refreshments. Attendees are expected to have read the book in advance. Copies of Neuromancer can be purchased in paperback at The Writer’s Block Book Shop. Registration for the Club is not required.