SciFi+ Book Club: Landscape with Invisible Hand

The SciFi+ (Plus) Book Club is currently reading Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson for the January meeting.

About the Book:

National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson returns to future Earth in a sharply wrought satire of art and truth in the midst of colonization.

When the vuvv first landed, it came as a surprise to aspiring artist Adam and the rest of planet Earth -- but not necessarily an unwelcome one. Can it really be called an invasion when the vuvv generously offered free advanced technology and cures for every illness imaginable? As it turns out, yes. With his parents' jobs replaced by alien tech and no money for food, clean water, or the vuvv's miraculous medicine, Adam and his girlfriend, Chloe, have to get creative to survive. And since the vuvv crave anything they deem "classic" Earth culture (doo-wop music, still-life paintings of fruit, true love), recording 1950s-style dates for the vuvv to watch in a pay-per-minute format seems like a brilliant idea. But it's hard for Adam and Chloe to sell true love when they hate each other more with every passing episode. Soon enough, Adam must decide how far he's willing to go -- and what he's willing to sacrifice -- to give the vuvv what they want.

The book club's picks are available in the store at a 15% discount, or online below for a 10% discount.

 

Event date: 

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

77 Main St
Montpelier, VT 05602
United States
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$15.29
ISBN: 9780763687892
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 12th, 2017