Sci-Fi and Fantasy Bookclub
Thursday 1st November 18:30 - 19:30 at Sheffield - Orchard Square
If you love to read Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels, why not join our sci-fi bookclub? We meet once a month for friendly and informal chat about good books over coffee and cake in our Cafe W. Bookclub members enjoy complimentary tea and coffee on the night and 20% off the chosen title. At our November meeting we will be discussing-
The Vorrh- B. Catling
He knew that he had invented everything in his and their lives and maybe elsewhere in the world. Sometimes he thought he had dreamt reality itself. Dreamt it outside of sleep, which now eluded him continually.
Beyond the colonial city of Essenwald lies the Vorrh, a forest, older than mankind, the origin of everything (or so men say) which sucks souls and wipes minds.
There, a writer heads out on a giddy mission to experience otherness, fallen angels observe humanity from afar, and two hunters - one carrying a bow carved from his lover, the other a charmed Lee-Enfield rifle - fight to the end.
Thousands of miles away, famed photographer Eadweard Muybridge attempts to capture the ultimate truth, as rifle heiress Sarah Winchester erects a house to protect her from the spirits of her gun's victims.
In the tradition of China Mieville, Michael Moorcock and Alasdair Gray, B. Catling's The Vorrh is literary dark fantasy which wilfully ignores boundaries, crossing over into surrealism, magic-realism, horror and steampunk.
In B. Catling's twisting, poetic narrative, Bakelite robots lie broken - their hard shells cracked by human desire - and an inquisitive Cyclops waits for his keeper and guardian, growing in all directions.
Terms & Conditions
Please note that events can occasionally be cancelled at short notice or their times or dates may alter; we therefore recommend that you check with the shop before travelling.
If you are unable to attend an event we can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details. Reserved copies cannot be guaranteed and may not always carry dedications.
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