Posted by : atcampbell | On : May 18, 1999

Greenwar by Steven Gould and Laura J. Mixon

Ten people showed up for this meeting, which took place at a pool party hosted by Elaine Powell. Additionally, one person e-mailed in comments. Much of the evening involves splashing around, eating, and visiting, but we managed to work in a short book discussion while waiting for the delivery man from Mangia Pizza.

Greenwar is a fast-paced technological thriller involving terrorists who attack high-tech facilities in the name of saving the environment. The story is told from the viewpoints of three characters: Emma, the engineer who designed a facility

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Posted by : atcampbell | On : May 4, 1999

Mars Underground by William K. Hartmann

At the first May meeting, our group picked new books for the reading list. This event drew good attendance (eight people), including a few folks we hadn’t seen in a while. As per our regular ritual, we put all the candidate books on a table for members to examine during the discussion. Choosing books was somewhat distracting, so the book discussion was less detailed than usual.

Five of us had read Mars Underground, the first novel by a noted Mars scientist and space artist. The book is a mystery/thriller set on a human-colonized Mars in the near future. The plot involves an inquiry into the disappearance of a

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