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Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
Thursday, M
ay 25, 2017 - 8pm
Panera
770 Rt.17 North
Paramus, NJ 07652

This group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month to discuss various works of "modern"
masters or upcoming talent in SF, fantasy, paranormal, horror and related genres. It also
occasionally explores classics and the 'masters' of the classics.

*For the complete list of titles for 2017 scroll below event recap.  You will find all 12
bookcovers/titles.

What would happen if the world were ending?

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race
against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an
ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in
outer space.

But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with
unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a
handful of survivors remain . . .

Five thousand years later, their progeny—seven distinct races now three billion
strong—embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown . . . to an
alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth.
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Modern Masters Selections for
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Recaps & comments
The Fifth Season N.K. Jemisin
4/27/17 recap

Chris H

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin was our pick of the month. The three main threads concern Damaya / Syenite / Essun, all
distinct but interesting. The novel takes place on a planet with a single supercontinent called the Stillness. Every few
centuries, its inhabitants endure what they call a "Fifth Season" of catastrophic climate change. Most of the attendees had
read other books by the author, while others want to do so. The three story lines, told in alternate chapters, all keep the
interest of the reader. Everyone agrees the books are all well written.