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September Newton Book Club

This month we will be reading Ribofunk by Paul Di Filippo.

From Goodreads, “Following the shock wave of cyberpunk writing in the late 1980s, Paul Di Filippo’s first book, The Steampunk Trilogy, burst on the scene in 1995, leading SF veteran William Gibson to declare the young writer’s work “spooky, haunting, hilarious.”

Cyberpunk concentrated on cold hardware. Di Filippo coined “ribofunk” by fusing “ribosome” (as in cellular biology) with “funk” (as in rock and roll). In the world of Ribofunk, biology is a cutting-edge science, where the Protein Police patrol for renegade gene splicers and part-human sea creatures live in Lake Superior, dealing with toxic spills.

Ribofunk depicts a sentient river; a sultry bodyguard who happens to be part wolverine; a reluctant thrill seeker who climbs a skyscraper-and finds himself stuck; and a chain-smoking Peter Rabbit who leads his fellows in a bloody rebellion against-whom else? – Mr. McGregor.

This collection includes:

One Night in Television City
Little Worker
Cockfight
Big Eater
The Boot
Blankie
The Bad Splice
McGregor
Brain Wars
Streetlife
Afterschool Special
Up the Lazy River
Distributed Mind”

This month we will be meeting at Panera Bread in Newton Centre. Be sure to check out our goodreads page at: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/161102-newton-library-scifi-book-club (https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/161102-newton-library-scifi-book-club)

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