Adult language, including swearing and occasional discussions of sex in casual, lightly descriptive ways. Sexual activity (non-explicit) and relationships, light romantic relationships. Torture, interrogation, terrorist acts (described with relevant detail but not gratuitous). Body horror, grotesque situations (graphic in the way mature zombie stories are), death, asphyxiation, radiation. Lots of physics and other scientific description and utilization of concepts, dense for non-science readers. Social stratification, oppression/exploitation.
This book contains slightly more mature content than I usually allow for these book clubs, but the series is widely acclaimed and an outstanding example of hard-hitting realistic science fiction that connects to important real world issues like social stratification, power, and oppression. It also (especially in later books) is a great example of inclusive and diverse characters in a future science fiction setting, in terms of race/ethnicity, culture, appearance, and relationship diversity. There is also a strong slate of both women and men characters with distinct personalities and performances of gender.
January 1-31, 2023
January 27, 2023
1:00 PM Eastern Time / 12:00 PM Central Time / 11:00 AM Mountain Time / 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Those who cannot attend the live session will receive a recorded summary.
A copy of the book Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey (ISBN: 9781841499888). Borrowed, used, and audio formats will work. See here for more edition information.
- Zoom account for live session
- Microphone and camera for live session (optional)
- PDF reader
- Access to printer recommended