Book of the Month:
“The Chronoliths” by Robert Charles Wilson
Hello everyone – Good to see you all on Sunday to talk about “The Forever War”. Cool little tidbit for those of you not able to make it: Most know that the novel was written by a soldier who fought in the Vietnam War. What I didn’t know was that it began as a series of letters that the author wrote home to his wife! Can you imagine getting these odd snippets and updates from your significant other by ways of cryptic space narrative?! Super cool, that kind of collective knowledge is just one of the many things I love about our meetings.
For this month, we’re going with another member recommendation. The book selected for March is “The Chronoliths” by Robert Charles Wilson. Published in 2002, it tells the story of an “expatriate slacker” who witnesses the appearance of a huge stone pillar commemorating a military victory sixteen years in the future. This impossible event sends Scott Warden on a mission to unspool the mystery.
Sounds like “The Chronoliths” draws on a number of themes we’ve been investigating in 2018-19. Looking forward to digging in and talking about it on March 17th. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and talk sci fi with us!