|Feeder by Patrick Weekes
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 8pm
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
Feeder by Patrick Weekes:
Lori Fisher hunts monsters. Not with a sword or a gun, but with an interdimensional
creature called Handler. Together they take down “feeders”—aliens who prey on mankind.
When Lori touches a feeder, Handler’s impossibly large jaws appear and drag the beast
into another dimension.
It’s a living—or was, until a job for the Lake Foundation goes wrong, and Lori stumbles
across the Nix, a group of mutant teenagers held captive on the docks. Now the Lake
Foundation is hunting Lori, and if they find Lori, they find Ben, the brother Lori would do
anything to protect. There’s only one thing to do: strike first.
Lori teams up with the Nix to take on Lake, and to discover why the Nix were kidnapped in
the first place. But as she watches their powers unfold, Lori realizes the Nix are nothing
like her. She has no powers. She has…Handler. Maybe she’s not the monster hunter after
all. Maybe she’s just the bait.
Empire of Sand by
Silver On the Road by
Laura Anne Gilman
Bane and Shadow by
A Big Ship At the Edge
of the Universe by
The Black Prism
Lightbringer Bk #1 by
State Tectonics by
|Modern Masters Selections for 2019
|Recaps & comments
|Silver On the Road by Laura Anne Gilman
Our weird west theme was well represented by the novel Silver on the Road by Laura Anne Gilman. It follows the exploits
of Isobel and Gabriel in the early 19th century west. Gilman has become quite a prolific writer, and really shines here. High
marks all around.
|Bane and Shadow by Jon Skovron
Our pirate themed selection for the month was Bane and Shadow by Jon Skovron, book 2 of the Empire of
Storms trilogy. The book follows Hope and Red (the title of the first book and its two main characters). Hope
takes the name Dire Bane, a pirate, and Red becomes Shadow, forced to do terrible things which he is
unaware and unable to stop. It was fun to revisit characters we had liked in the first book and see the story
continue. The book basically received a 7 1/2, very good but many viewed it as fill in or bridge between books
one and three. Both book 1 and 2 of the trilogy have been enjoyed. It was suggested for March 2020, the
third month of the year, we have a theme "Third times a charm" so we can read Blood and Tempest, the
third book in the trilogy. Everyone thought the characters in the book were well drawn; we'd really like to find
out what happens to them in the third book.