Welcome to The Foundation, year 8, named in honor of The Foundation Trilogy by science fiction grand master Isaac Asimov Join us as we explore themes, authors, novels, and short stories. Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Discussion books are on display near the Information Desk on the top floor. If you have questions or want to be added to the email reminder list for this group, please call 608-873-6281 or email storef [at] stolib.org
August 3 ~ The Extraordinary Neil Gaiman
Choose from Neverwhere, American Gods, Good Omens (with) Terry Pratchett, or Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions.
September 7 ~ The Award Winning Theodore Sturgeon
Theodore Sturgeon (1918 – 1985) wrote fantasy, science fiction and horror, as well as critical reviews. He wrote approximately 400 reviews and more than 120
short stories, 11 novels and several Star Trek scripts. To night we’ll look at the novels More Than Human and Venus Plus X. Short story options also available.
October 5 ~ Are Aliens Living Among Us?
Tonight we examine novels, stories, and conspiracy theories about intelligent beings from other planets who are living among us. Reading includes books by Whitley Strieber, Wesley Chu, and Octavia Butler.
November 2 ~ The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon
Alice Bradley Sheldon (1915 – 1987) was an American science fiction author better known as James Tiptree Jr., a pen name she used from 1967 to her death. It was not publicly known until 1977 that James Tiptree Jr. was a woman. She also used the pen name Raccoona Sheldon. Sheldon was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2012.
December 7 ~ An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
On board the generation ship Matil da the passengers have formed a society stratified along racial lines so that those with dark skin are relegated to lower-deck lives of servitude and harsh behavioral restrictions. Aster Gray is a lower-decks healer who must discover the hidden connection between her mother's suicide decades ago and the mysterious death of the ship's Sovereign.