Title: Sci Fi Book Club
Description: Book Club for Science Fiction Fans
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00
Behold The Man – Michael Moorcock
This month we’ll be discussing Behold the Man by Michael Moorcook.
The story begins with Karl’s violent arrival in the Holy Land of AD 28, where his time machine, a womblike, fluid-filled sphere, cracks open and becomes useless. By interpolating numerous memories and flashbacks, Moorcock tells the parallel story of Karl’s troubled past in 20th century London, and tries to explain why he’s willing to risk everything to meet Jesus. We learn that Karl has chronic problems with women, homosexual tendencies, an interest in the ideas of Jung, and many neuroses, including a messiah complex.
See you next book – on the 19th of Feb!
SciFi Books for Following Months:
- March 19th – Neverness by David Zindell
- April 16th – Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
- May 21st – The Truth (Discworld Novel 25) by Terry Pratchett
It has been suggested that we read SciFi Comic Y:The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, in collaboration with the Mad Graphic Novel Group.
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