Posted by : atcampbell | On : June 21, 2010

Steal Across the Sky by Nancy Kress

The North Reading Group met on June 21, 2010, to discuss Steal Across the Sky by Nancy Kress, published in 2009.  The meeting was held at the Millwood branch of the Austin Public Library.  Eight people attended, and comments were received by three others who were unable to attend.  Of these, 9 had read Kress before, 11 started the book, and 8 finished it.

Everyone who was familiar with Kress’ writing was complimentary of her earlier works, especially the novellas and short stories.  She has won 4 Nebula awards and two Hugos, among others.  Reaction to this book, though, was mixed.  One reader commented that the core concept was implausible.  Aliens arrived

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Posted by : atcampbell | On : June 7, 2010

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne

Thirteen people gathered at the North Village library to discuss Jules Verne’s classic undersea adventure. Eleven of us had read Verne before. Eleven attendees started this book, and eight finished.

The book was originally written in French, and several of us read different translations. Overall we read four different versions. The one we most commonly

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