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The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
Thursday, O
ctober 24, 2019 - 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 2019 scroll below event recap.  You will find all 12
bookcovers/titles.

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks:
Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high
priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that
preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows
exactly how long he has left to live.

When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the
war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to
pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.
January
May
Empire of Sand by
Tasha Suri
February
June
Silver On the Road by
Laura Anne Gilman
March
July
Bane and Shadow by
Jon Skovron
April
August
Feeder by
Patrick Weekes
September
A Big Ship At the Edge
of the Universe by
Alex White
October
The Black Prism
Lightbringer Bk #1 by
Brent Weeks
November
State Tectonics by
Malka Older
December
Annual Year-In-Review
October
Modern Masters Selections for 2019
Recaps & comments
Feeder by Patrick Weekes
8/22/19

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Great time discussing Feeder by Patrick Weekes. Scores ranged from 5.5 to 7 out of good (Chris, of course, lol) to solid 8's
(Todd and Kathleen) for this pop culture referenced science fiction unappreciated bacteria story - you had to be there. This
novel centers on a group of teenagers with superpowers that battle alien beings called feeders. Feeders are
inter-dimensional and left a few questions for readers about why/where/how? The creepy Lake Foundation provides a
good base camp for the book's villain, much like Frankenstein in his lab. A common complaint was a weak world building
and plot wholes. The pieces were all there, but not put together for complete satisfaction. Unappreciated Chris and his
unappreciated umbrella added to the hilarity of the evening but Liz's "Why?" completed the night. Lots of fun.
A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White
9/26/19 recap

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September's theme of deep, dark magic was well represented by A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White. It
is the first book of a trilogy with strong characters throughout.
Good action, well developed characters and strong story
made for a fun read.
Ratings were generally a solid '8'.
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January 2020
Outpost
by W. Michael Gear
February 2020
The Deaths of Tao
by Wesley Chu
March 2020
Blood and Tempest
by Jon Skovron
A look into Modern Masters 2020
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April 2020
T
he Invisible Man
by H.G. Wells