*A club for all things speculative – from Science Fiction, to Fantasy, and maybe even a pinch of Horror*
Join us each month for a serious discussion of cool speculative works, or to just geek out over the pewpewlaserbeam! From cutting edge to classics, the goal is to have fun and explore as far as exploration will go!
The Speculative Book Club will meet on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:30pm to discuss Star Tide Rising by David Brin! For questions about this meeting, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A starship crew of humans and dolphins skirts the brink of interstellar war in this epic adventure by the New York Times-bestselling author of The Postman.
We are not alone. Humanity's explorations have revealed galaxies inhabited by millions of intelligent species interacting under ancient traditions. Foremost among said traditions is uplift, which requires all spacefaring races to welcome newcomers into Galactic culture by breeding and genetically guiding each client species to full sapience--but at a price. Patron races demand centuries of indentured servitude from each uplifted client. But is upstart humanity a patron or a client?
The Earthship Streaker--crewed by humans and uplifted dolphins and chimpanzees--discovers a derelict armada, perhaps left by the very first patrons, the fabled Progenitors. Suddenly the Five Galaxies teeter on the brink of all-out war as fanatics hunt Streaker for the secret. With a damaged ship and hostile aliens in pursuit, the crew must band together if they hope to survive . . .