Heather Wallis
Heather Wallis

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THIS MONTH
WE ARE MEETING AT

Food Literature Cafe

Food Literature Cafe, 20A Sturt St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350, Australia

Ballarat’s December 2020 Girly Book Club

Food Literature Cafe, 20A Sturt St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350, Australia

Book Club Starts
STARTS AT 7:30 PM



NOTE

Catering is $14/person for finger food. Wine, soft drink & tea/coffee additional, please email any dietary requirements or questions to Annabel at ballaratgbc@gmail.com by 11th December.

Please do NOT attend if you or anyone in your household has cold symptoms (cough, runny nose, sore throat, fever >37.5, difficulty breathing) OR if you or anyone in your household are waiting for COVID test results OR you or anyone in your household has been asked to isolate / quarantine.

 

This much-anticipated second collection of stories is signature Ted Chiang, full of revelatory ideas and deeply sympathetic characters. In The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate, a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and the temptation of second chances. In the epistolary Exhalation, an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications not just for his own people, but for all of reality. And in The Lifecycle of Software Objects, a woman cares for an artificial intelligence over twenty years, elevating a faddish digital pet into what might be a true living being. Also included are two brand-new stories: Omphalos and Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom.

In this fantastical and elegant collection, Ted Chiang wrestles with the oldest questions on earth—What is the nature of the universe? What does it mean to be human?—and ones that no one else has even imagined. And, each in its own way, the stories prove that complex and thoughtful science fiction can rise to new heights of beauty, meaning, and compassion

PICK UP YOUR BOOK TODAY!

We encourage you to buy local and support independent businesses! Otherwise, you can pick up the latest copy of the book below

Dymocks    Book Depo



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Food Literature Cafe, 20A Sturt St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350, Australia

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