Celebrate science-fiction like it's 1899! Join us as we discuss Victorian sci-fi over tea and put it in historical context. Give your opinion on some classic books that influenced all modern sci-fi. Please see our reading list for 2019 below. All books selections are available online for free from Gutenberg.org or librivox. This event is free.
Must call ahead to reserve your spot! Call 533-5147, ext. 1005.
September 15– The Carpathian Castle, by Jules Verne, 1893
October 20– Dracula, by Bram Stoker, 1897
November 17– A True Story (a.k.a True History), by Lucian of Samosata, 2nd Century
December 15– The First Men in the Moon, by H.G. Wells, 1901
January 19– The Mummy: Or a Tale of the 22nd Century, by Jane Webb, 1827
February 16– “With the Night Mail” & “As Easy as ABC”, by Rudyard Kipling, 1905 & 1912
March 16– Herland, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1915
April 20– The Brick Moon, by Edward Everett Hale, 1869
May 18– The Huge Hunter or the Steam Man of the Prairies, by Edward S. Ellis, 1868
June 15– Omega: The Last Days of the World, Camille Flammarion, 1894
July 20– The Invisible Man, H.G. Wells, 1897
August 17– Rappaccini’s Daughter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1844