Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club
Date: Mon. September 23, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm
4904 S. Lake Park Avenue
About this event:
We will discuss Galileo’s Dream by Kim Stanley Robinson.
This offbeat novel, a combination of historical and science fiction, tells the story of Galileo Galilei, his invention of his telescope and his trial for heresy for supporting the Copernican theory. A parallel story involves a renegade scientist from the far future who brings Galileo to 3020 in an attempt to alter history and ensure the ascendancy of science over religion. During the course of several trips through time and space, Galileo gains treasured glimpses of the future of science. Readers will eagerly share Galileo's curiosity and astonishment at the wonders of both the past and the future.