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Science Fiction Book Club
Explore thought-provoking Science Fiction books with fellow fans. Each month we select a title to read, and then meet virtually to discuss. The meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month, from 7:00-8:00pm on zoom. Join the conversation today!
July's title is, "A Memory Called Empire," by Arkady Martine.
To register for this event, click the "Begin Registration" button at the bottom of the page. Registrants will be sent a zoom invitation link one day before the event.
Copies of the book can be searched for in the library catalog: https://fcplcat.fairfaxcounty.gov/default.aspx
eBook copies may be available through the Libby app. Instructions for Libby can be found at: https://research.fairfaxcounty.gov/ebooks/libby
For questions, please contact the Kings Park library branch at (703) 978-5600.
Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn't an accident—or that Mahit might be next to die, during a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court.
Now, Mahit must discover who is behind the murder, rescue herself, and save her Station from Teixcalaan's unceasing expansion—all while navigating an alien culture that is all too seductive, engaging in intrigues of her own, and hiding a deadly technological secret—one that might spell the end of her Station and her way of life—or rescue it from annihilation.
Winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novel
A Locus, and Nebula Award nominee for 2019
A Best Book of 2019: Library Journal, Polygon, Den of Geek
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A Guardian Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of 2019 and “Not the Booker Prize” Nominee
A Goodreads Biggest SFF Book of 2019 and Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee