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Author Anne Charnock at Manchester SciFi Book Club

Posted by Daniel Wells, about 1 month ago

Manchester SciFi Book Club is proud to annouce that Arthur C Clarke Award winning author Anne Charnock will be joining us on 20th November to discuss her novel Dreams Before the Start of Time!

In a near-future London, Millie Dack places her hand on her belly to feel her baby kick, resolute in her decision to be a single parent. Across town, her closest friend—a hungover Toni Munroe—steps into the shower and places her hand on a medic console. The diagnosis is devastating.

In this stunning, bittersweet family saga, Millie and Toni experience the aftershocks of human progress as their children and grandchildren embrace new ways of making babies. When infertility is a thing of the past, a man can create a child without a woman, a woman can create a child without a man, and artificial wombs eliminate the struggles of pregnancy. But what does it mean to be a parent? A child? A family?

Through a series of interconnected vignettes that spans five generations and three continents, this emotionally taut story explores the anxieties that arise when the science of fertility claims to deliver all the answers.

Our Next Books

  • 20th Nov – Dreams Before the Start of Time by Anne Charnock (224p)

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