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April Book Club - Wednesday, April 10th

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For April only, we will be meeting on the Second Wednesday of the month

This month we will be discussing All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells. This entertaining novel is set in a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, where planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their ‘droid – a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module and calls itself (though never out loud) “Murderbot”. Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone, but when a neighboring mission goes dark, it’s up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

About the author

Martha Wells is an American writer of speculative fiction. She has published a number of fantasy novels, young adult novels, media tie-ins, short stories, and non-fiction essays on fantasy and science-fiction subjects. Wells has won four Hugo Awards, two Nebula Awards and three Locus Awards for her science-fiction series The Murderbot Diaries. She is also known for her fantasy series Ile-Rien and The Books of the Raksura. Her novels have been translated into twelve languages. Wells is praised for the complex, realistically detailed societies she creates which is often credited to her academic background in anthropology.

Our April Book Club meets on Wednesday, April 10th, at 7:00 p.m. You may attend in-person at the library or via Zoom; e-mail Clara at for the Zoom link.

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