The Peter White Public Library has started a new book club: Sci-Fi on Tap. It meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Ore Dock’s tap room. Join us to discuss some classics and check out what’s new in PWPL’s science fiction section.
When Maria wakes up in the cloning vat filled with synth-amneo fluid, it takes her a moment to realize that not all is as it should be. Globs of blood are floating around her vat and the other crew members have been cloned meaning that they must have all died in the same time frame. Is there a killer among them? With decades missing from her memory, Maria, the other crew members, and the ship’s computer IAN must solve the mystery of their death, rebirth, and pasts if they are to survive in this sci-fi mystery Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty.
Set in the not too distant future, Crosstalk by Connie Willis examines unexpected consequences. Briddey Flannigan is in love with co-worker Trent Worth. When he asks her to undergo a medical procedure to enhance their emotional communication, she is delighted, despite warnings from her family and company nerd, C.B. Schwartz. When she wakes up from surgery, however, it is not Trent’s emotions that she feels, but C.B.’s voice in her head. How could this happen? And will the unexpected consequences end there?
--Carolyn McManis, Programming Coordinator