Program Type:Arts, Culture, & Literature
And we're back!
The next meeting of the Dallas Public Library's Sci-fi & Fantasy Book Club will be on Thursday, May 6th at 6:00 pm. The aim of this club is to be open and accessible to everyone, and to read as many sci-fi & fantasy works from diverse authors as we can.
This group reads primarily adult books.
This month we're reading Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
What if men built a tower from Earth to Heaven-and broke through to Heaven's other side? What if we discovered that the fundamentals of mathematics were arbitrary and inconsistent? What if there were a science of naming things that calls life into being from inanimate matter? What if exposure to an alien language forever changed our perception of time? What if all the beliefs of fundamentalist Christianity were literally true, and the sight of sinners being swallowed into fiery pits were a routine event on city streets?
These are the kinds of outrageous questions posed by the stories of Ted Chiang. Stories of your life . . . and others.
This program is available online only.