Livestream Book Club Discussion #1
Wednesday, September 30, 4pm
Let’s explore Jimi Hendrix’s love of Science Fiction by immersing ourselves in one of his favorite books: Earth Abides by George R. Stewart. The book Hendrix himself sighted as the inspiration behind one of his classic songs Third Stone from the Sun.
A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race. One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man. What he ultimately discovers will prove far more astonishing than anything he'd either dreaded or hoped for.
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Livestream Book Club Discussion #2
Wednesday, October 7, 4pm
In this second session, we'll continue to explore Jimi Hendrix’s love of Science Fiction by immersing ourselves in one of his favorite books: Earth Abides by George R. Stewart. The book Hendrix himself sighted as the inspiration behind one of his classic songs Third Stone from the Sun.
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We are providing readers and those that wish to participate in our MoPOP Book Club these content notes for George R. Stewart’s Earth Abides, our September book club selection. Some readers might find some elements of the book to be triggering.
*Please note that these warnings are for the entirety of Earth Abides:
- Major plot line about infectious disease. The way the author describes these events could be seen as a reflection of the Coronavirus.
- Loss of loved one
- Use of racist, misogynistic language
- Mistreatment of animals
- Mentions of Sex