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Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
Thursday, J
anuary 25, 2018 - 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.

Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs #1) by Richard K. Morgan

It's the twenty-fifth century, and advances in technology have redefined life
itself. A person's consciousness can now be stored in the brain and downloaded
into a new body (or "sleeve"), making death nothing more than a minor blip on a
screen. Onetime U.N. Envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last
death was particularly painful. Resleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San
Francisco), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching
conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats
existence as something that can be bought and sold. For Kovacs, the shell that
blew a hole in his chest was only the beginning.
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Modern Masters Selections for 2018
Recaps & comments
Lock-In by John Scalzi
11/30/17 recap
Chris H
Joel Shepherd had written a trilogy about Cassandra "Sandy" Kresnov. Almost a decade later he wrote another trilogy,
beginning with "23 Years on Fire" which was our selection for the month. If Sandy was powerful before, she's awesome
now. We had read the first two books of the original trilogy some time ago. Reading this many years later didn't rely on
the original books and pretty much stood on it's own. Grading was B to B+.
Year End Review
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2/28/17

Chris H
Our last meeting of the year discussed our favorite books for both book groups:
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Suspense Central
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Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Plague Town: An Ashley Parker Novel by Dana Fredsti
A Familiar Tale by Delia James
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Modern Masters
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Outlander by Diana Gabaldan
Fifth Season by NK Jemisin
The Lives Of Tao by Wesley Chu

Here's looking forward to some more great reading in 2018.