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Friday, July 1 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Book Discussion: The Stars My Destination (1956) by Alfred Bester

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We’ll discuss three Classics of Science Fiction, one discussion each. Come to as many as you like. You’ll be welcome to join in. We’ll start with “A classic is a work that survives its own time. After the currents which might have sustained it have changed, it remains, and is seen to be worthwhile for itself.” If you have a better definition, bring it. Each of our three won fame a different way. Each may be more interesting now than when first published. Have you read them? Have you re-read them? Alfred Bester, The Stars My Destination (1956) Its future is filthy and rich; Gulliver Foyle – don’t think for a moment Bester didn’t grasp that name – starts as one and becomes the other. What is purpose to passion and power? Do imagination, self-assertion, danger, originality, drive beyond good and evil?

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Friday July 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Ross Island