Book Club

Meetings are the last Sunday of the month at Helix at 5:oopm

This month’s book is: “Embassytown” by China Miéville


Join us as we collaborate with local bookstore Know Knew Books for our Book Club!  There is no sign-up or registration, simply read some or all of the book and stop by at the end of the month for treats and discussion!

To fit with the April theme of “language”, we chose a thrilling science fiction novel featuring an alien race whose spoken language involves vocalizing two words simultaneously… and who have no understanding of or ability to tell lies. Join us to learn how spacefaring human settlers interact with their Hosts. Written in 2011, “Embassytown” by China Miéville is a New York Times Bestseller and winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

Embassytown features aliens that are genuinely and thrillingly alien” and suggested “a book fundamentally concerned with the role of language as an imaginative liberation.”~The Scotsman

Embassytown is a fully achieved work of art…works on every level, providing compulsive narrative, splendid intellectual rigour and risk, moral sophistication, fine verbal fireworks and sideshows, and even the old-fashioned satisfaction of watching a protagonist become more of a person than she gave promise of being.”~Ursula K. Le Guin