Posted by : May 18, 2010
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The Stormcaller by Tom Lloyd
Twelve people gathered at the organizer’s house to discuss The Stormcaller, Tom Lloyd’s first novel. It’s about a young man, Isak, who rises from humble beginnings to become the heir to the lord of his tribe. All started the book and seven of us finished it.
About half the people at the meeting liked the book and felt that it was a
Posted by : May 3, 2010
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The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner
Ten people attended this meeting at the North Village library. Our topic was The Shockwave Rider. Published in 1975, this book examines the projected impact of computers and other emerging social and technological trends on society in the early 21st century. The main character is one of the first depictions of a computer hacker in science fiction. The book was heavily influenced by Alvin Toffler’s nonfiction book Future Shock. Seven of us had read Brunner before. All ten of us started the book, and eight finished it.
One reader commented that the book holds up surprisingly well and that we can