Sun, Oct 29|
Under the Umbrella Bookstore
QEWBOO Book Club October
Join the Queer Explorers of Worlds Beyond Our Own Book Club! October's book is Crowded Vol. 1 by Christopher Sebela
Time & Location
Oct 29, 2:00 PM
Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
About the Event
QEWBOO stands for Queer Explorers of Worlds Beyond Our Own. The book club reads queer speculative/science fiction and fantasy. Many of the books read contain graphic content. Participants are encouraged to review trigger warnings before starting any book, and alternative readings are suggested when appropriate.
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The book club meets on the last Sunday of each month at 2 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.
Please consider bringing a contribution (sliding scale $1-5) for the meeting room reservation at Under the Umbrella. If $1 a month is a barrier for you, you are still welcome to attend!
COVID Precautions: It is a requirement for both the bookstore and the book club to wear a mask.
About the Book
Ten minutes in the future, the world runs on an economy of job shares and apps, while crowdfunding has evolved into Reapr: a platform for assassination that’s trickled down from politicians, celebrities and CEOs to everyday life and all its petty resentments. A world where anyone with enough backers and the money they contribute can kill anyone else. Like Charlie Ellison, who up until now has lead a quiet, normal life, until she wakes up to find herself the target of a Reapr campaign with a million dollars on her head. Hunted by all of Los Angeles, Charlie hires Vita, the lowest rated bodyguard on the Dfend app. As the campaign picks up speed and Vita takes out incompetent civilians and aspirational assassins on their tail, she and Charlie will have to figure out who wants Charlie dead and why before the campaign’s 30 days or their lives are over.
When possible, please support the store and the authors by purchasing a copy here! Most books should also be available at local libraries. One copy of each book is available for free to any QTPOC interested in reading the book but unable or unwilling to pay for a copy.