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Saturday, July 2 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Book Discussion: Fail-Safe (1962) by Eugene Burdick & Harvey Wheeler

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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? Eugene Burdick & Harvey Wheeler, Fail-Safe (1962) Hugely popular when published, with technology so slightly advanced and drama so tense it can go unnoticed as S-F; yet the science – Theodore Sturgeon said Science fiction is knowledge fiction – is absolutely central to the story. Biting portrait of a Presidential advisor in a side-light.

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Saturday July 2, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT