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Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Feed

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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M.T. Anderson
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Feed

For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon — a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson creates a not-so-brave new world — and a smart, savage satire ushering us into an imagined future that veers unnervingly close to the here and now. Read more about Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Feed

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Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Nine Princes in Amber

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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0380014300
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Author: 
Roger Zelazny
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Nine Princes in Amber

The 1st novel in Zelazny's Amber Series. Corwin, Prince of Amer is exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, and upon his return to Amber, the one true world, he makes a mad and desperate rush upon the vacant throne. Read more about Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Nine Princes in Amber

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Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Little, Big

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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0061120057
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John Crowley
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Little, Big

John Crowley's masterful Little, Big is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood—not found on any map—to marry Daily Alice Drinkawater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld. It is a story of fantastic love and heartrending loss; of impossible things and unshakable destinies; and of the great Tale that envelops us all. It is a wonder. Read more about Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Little, Big

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Bailey Cove Science Fiction: The Stars My Destination

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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0679767800
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Author: 
Alfred Bester
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The Stars My Destination

  In this pulse-quickening novel, Alfred Bester imagines a future in which people "jaunte" a thousand miles with a single thought, where the rich barricade themselves in labyrinths and protect themselves with radioactive hit men--and where an inarticulate outcast is the most valuable and dangerous man alive. Read more about Bailey Cove Science Fiction: The Stars My Destination

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Tuesday Night Book Club: The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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0316735027
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Elisabeth Robinson
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The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters

Olivia Hunt is unemployed, living alone, and working on the fourth draft of her suicide note when she gets a phone call that lets her know what real trouble is. Madeleine Hunt is her younger sister, the annoyingly happy one who married the hometown guy while Olivia set out to conquer Hollywood, ha, ha. And Maddie is in trouble. Pulled home for the first time in years, Olivia gets a painful dose of real life as she tries to help her sister, keep her parents from running off the rails, and reconnect with the boyfriend who left without a word but might still be the love of her life. And, of course, the movie she's been trying to put in front of cameras for years heats up just as she leaves town. Racing between Hollywood, hospital rooms, and film sets in Spain, Olivia has to do the impossible at work and at home--and learns that love will let her do no less. By turns charming, heartrending, and hilarious, The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters is a novel for anyone who has ever loved a sister (or a great story).

 

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Bailey Cove Classics: Sorrows of Young Werther

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Monday, June 6, 2011 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Sorrows of Young Werther

A digital copy of title can be freely downloaded here: http://dmz.hmcpl.org/13C39C8C-5FE8-4284-82FB-28C08F887F36/10/490/en/PublicDomainCollection.htm

Tragic masterpiece explores mind of an artist in alternately joyful and despairing letters recounting an unhappy romance. Goethe addresses issues of love, death, and redemption in an influential portrayal of a character who struggles to reconcile his artistic sensibilities with the demands of the objective world. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: Sorrows of Young Werther

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Bailey Cove Evening: Bel Canto

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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9780060838720
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Ann Patchett
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Bel Canto

"A strange, terrific, spellcasting story" ("San Francisco Chronicle"), "Bel Canto" engenders in the reader the very passion for art and the language of music that its characters discover. Read more about Bailey Cove Evening: Bel Canto

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Bailey Cove Science Fiction: The Languages of Pao

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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9780743487146
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Jack Vance
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The Languages of Pao
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Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Abarat

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Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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0060280921
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Author: 
Clive Barker
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Abarat

*Note: this date has been changed FROM May 5th. We hope to see you here!*

In the first of a planned four-book series, Barker imbues the traditional conventions of fantasy with a whimsical Wonderland quality, providing a host of bizarre characters, a fabulous landscape, and a coherent underlying mythology. Teenage Candy Quackenbush of Chickentown, Minnesota, begins (unbeknownst to her) a prophesied journey toward her destiny when she dives into a mysterious sea that appears outside the town. She is carried to Abarat, an unusual archipelago of 25 islands. Happy to get away from her abusive father, resigned mother, and boring town, Candy eagerly enters a series of zany adventures, making friends and eluding enemies as she finds herself caught in the struggle for power between the Lord of Midnight and the architect of the high-tech Commexo City. The multilayered adventure story not only embraces the lands of Oz, Wonderland, and Narnia but also offers a wink and a nod to Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. More than 100 full-color paintings by Barker are appropriately quirky, grotesque, and campy, effectively capturing and expanding on the nuances of the tale. --Sally Estes Read more about Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Abarat

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Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Burnout : the Mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281

Date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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9781606192009
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Stephanie Osborn
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Burnout : the mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281

Burnout is a science fiction mystery about a Space Shuttle disaster that turns out to be no accident. As the true scope of the disaster is gradually uncovered by the principal investigators, "Crash" Murphy and Dr. Mike Anders, they find themselves running for their lives, as lovers, friends and coworkers involved in the investigation perish around them. What happened to the Shuttle? Who is responsible and why? Why is the government calling it an accident? Why is someone willing to kill to keep it a secret? And how big is the conspiracy? An exciting action techno-thriller, Burnout will leave the reader on the edge of his seat, not wanting to put it down. Read more about Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Burnout : the Mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281

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