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Delivery of the next book
As many of you know, the next book (Central Station) has been delayed from the publisher. Now it’s finally on its way and should be in stock at the shop during Monday 6th February. Drop by and pick up your copy.

Reshuffle of spring schedule
Since the February book was delayed, we have reshuffled the meeting schedule somewhat. These are the new dates:
Feb Tue 21st / March Tue 28th / April Tue 25th / May Tue 30th / June Tue 13th

New group leader
Rebecka will be busy with her studies for the rest of the spring. Lina has kindly accepted to lead the reading group meetings this spring, and she’ll take very good care of you.
Central Station – Lavie Tidhar

Sci-Fi Reading Group Uppsala

Central Station – Lavie Tidhar

Tuesday 21st February at 19:15
Price: 165 kr for the book + 60 kr for the tea, cake and company


Dear Sci-Fi lovers,

Now that the publisher finally is delivering the book for February, we’ll be reading Central Station by Lavie Tidhar.

Lavie Tidhar (Hebrew: לביא תדהר) (born 16 November 1976) was raised on a kibbutz in Israel. He has travelled extensively since he was a teenager, and incorporates his experiences as a traveller into several of his works. He has lived in the United Kingdom and South Africa for long periods of time, as well as Laos and Vanuatu. As of 2013, Tidhar lives in London.


”A worldwide diaspora has left a quarter of a million people at the foot of a space station. Cultures collide in real life and virtual reality. The city is literally a weed, its growth left unchecked. Life is cheap, and data is cheaper.

When Boris Chong returns to Tel Aviv from Mars, much has changed. Boris’s ex-lover is raising a strangely familiar child who can tap into the
datastream of a mind with the touch of a finger. His cousin is infatuated with a robotnik—a damaged cyborg soldier who might as well be begging for parts. His father is terminally ill with a multigenerational mind-plague. And a hunted data-vampire has followed Boris to where she is forbidden to return.

Rising above them is Central Station, the interplanetary hub between all things: the constantly shifting Tel Aviv; a powerful virtual arena, and the space colonies where humanity has gone to escape the ravages of poverty and war. Everything is connected by the Others, powerful alien entities who, through the Conversation—a shifting, flowing stream of consciousness—are just the beginning of irrevocable change.

At Central Station, humans and machines continue to adapt, thrive...and even evolve.”


Looking forward to seeing you all again (and remember to sign up at the bookshop, or simply reply to this email).

All the best,
from Lina, Rebecka, and the rest of the staff at The English Bookshop!)




Tuesday 21st February at 19:15
165 kr for the book + 60 kr for the tea, cake and great bookish company. 

Do let us know if you would like to attend.

Learn more:
» visit Lavie Tidhar’s web site
» Central Station on GoodReads
 
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