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After The End Adult Book Discussion Group

Meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
At the Athens-Clarke County Library

"This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper." - T. S. Eliot

The world has ended? What's not to love? We know it's not really over. There is still a story to tell. Sometimes it's a story about how the end came; sometimes it's a story of those who survive. If you enjoy these explorations, you will enjoy AFTER THE END, book discussion group dedicated to Post-Apocalyptic fiction and the readers who love it. Questions? Contact Eddie Whitlock, ewhitlock@athenslibrary.org.


The Gone World

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Thursday, August 2, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch: 1997. Shannon Moss is part of a clandestine division within the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In Pennsylvania she is assigned to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL's family and locate his vanished teenage daughter. The SEAL was an astronaut aboard the spaceship U.S.S. Libra-- a ship assumed lost to the currents of Deep Time. Moss believes the SEAL's experience with time travel, and his knowledge of the future, has triggered this violence. She travels ahead in time to explore possible versions of the future, and discovers that it's not only the fate of a family that hinges on her work: hurtling toward the present is the Terminus, the terrifying and cataclysmic end of humanity itself. - Publisher