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Author Anne Charnock at Manchester SciFi Book Club

Posted by Daniel Wells, 8 months ago

Please see below for important updates about Manchester SciFi Book Club.
We are proud to annouce that Arthur C Clarke Award winning author Anne Charnock will be joining us on 20th November 2018 to discuss her novel Dreams Before the Start of Time!

Update May 2019
Please note that we are now meeting at:

57 Thomas Street
Northern Quarter
Manchester
M4 1NA

We have also set up a website where you keep updated about Manchester SciFi Book Club.

Our book list can be found further down in this post.

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

List Updated 16/05/19

  • 21st May – The Dark Forest by Cixin Lui 560p
  • 18th Jun – Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (96p)
  • 16th Jul – Borne by Jeff Vandermear (368p)
  • 20th Aug – Noumenon (Noumenon 1) by Marina J. Lostetter (432p)
  • 17th Sep – American War by Omar El Akkad (352p)
  • 15th Oct – Blackfish City by Sam J Miller (368p)
  • 19th Nov – Behind the Throne: The Indranan War, Book 1 by K. B. Wagers (432p)
  • 21st Jan – All Systems Red by Martha Wells (160p)
  • 18th Feb – Planetfall by Emma Newman (352p)

See you next book!

About Manchester Sci-Fi Book Club:

Manchester SciFi Book Club is held every third Tuesday of the month from 7pm until 9pm, at Federation Manchester.

Contacts:

You can contact us via Twitter at @mcrsf_madlab or by using the hashtag #mcrsf.

Keep up to date on the Manchester SciFi Book Club website.

We also have a group on Google which we would encourage you to join.