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Science Fiction Book Club
Explore thought-provoking ideas in Science Fiction books with fellow fans. Each month we will select a title to read, and then meet virtually to discuss. Join the conversation today!
The book for August 2nd is "A Song for a New Day," by Sarah Pinsker.
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.
After a global pandemic makes public gatherings illegal and concerts impossible, except for those willing to break the law for the love of music—and for one chance at human connection.
In the Before, when the government didn’t prohibit large public gatherings, Luce Cannon was on top of the world. One of her songs had just taken off and she was on her way to becoming a star. Now, in the After, terror attacks and deadly viruses have led the government to ban concerts, and Luce’s connection to the world–her music, her purpose—is closed off forever. She does what she has to do: she performs in illegal concerts to a small but passionate community, always evading the law.
Rosemary Laws barely remembers the Before times. She spends her days in Hoodspace, helping customers order all of their goods online for drone delivery—no physical contact with humans needed. By lucky chance, she finds a new job and a new calling: discover amazing musicians and bring their concerts to everyone via virtual reality. The only catch is that she’ll have to do something she’s never done before and go out in public. Find the illegal concerts and bring musicians into the limelight they deserve. But when she sees how the world could actually be, that won’t be enough.
WINNER OF THE NEBULA AWARD