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Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club

The Science Fiction and Fantasy book club meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 pm. It is moderated by Amber, our receiving manager.  We will read both adult and young adult science fiction and fantasy novels, with a focus on award winners, diverse characters and authors, and strong female and male protagonists. Any and all readers are welcome (over age 15 please).

June 25: The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

July 23: Humans by Matt Haig

Howl's Moving Castle (World of Howl #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061478789
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Greenwillow Books - April 22nd, 2008

Diana Wynne Jones's entrancing, classic fantasy novel is filled with surprises at every turn. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765378385
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Tor Books - July 3rd, 2018

Mary Robinette Kowal's science fiction debut, 2019 Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Award for best novel, The Calculating Stars, explores the premise behind her award-winning "Lady Astronaut of Mars."

Winner 2018 Nebula Award for Best Novel
Winner 2019 Locus Award for Best Novel
Winner 2019 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Mort: A Novel of Discworld Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062225719
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Harper - January 29th, 2013

New York Times bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett makes Death a central character in Mort, his fourth sojourn to Discworld, the fantasy cosmos where even the angel of darkness needs some assistance. 

The Girl with the Red Balloon (The Balloonmakers) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807529379
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Published: AW Teen - September 1st, 2017

When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she’s caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall—but even to the balloon makers, Ellie’s time travel is a mystery.

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The Humans: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476730592
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 12th, 2014

The bestselling, award-winning author of The Radleys is back with his funniest, most devastating dark comedy yet, a “silly, sad, suspenseful, and soulful” (Philadelphia Inquirer) novel that’s “full of heart” (Entertainment Weekly).

When an extra-terrestrial visitor arrives on Earth, his first impressions of the human species are less than p