Wednesday, August 17, 2011


What's better than reading a good book? Discussing one!

Everyone here at Stellar Four loves to read and we wanted to get you guys in on the action. Every month, we're going to pick a sci-fi or fantasy novel to read and discuss together.

For our inaugural bookclub discussion, we've chosen Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. The story follows Offred as she navigates through a brutal new dystopian world where women are property. The award winning book shows a stark, oftentimes horrific view of what life could be like with all the rights women fought so hard to obtain stripped away. A staple of dystopian science fiction, this novel is a classic with startling and timely parallels to our own current society.

We hope you'll join us on September 15th, when we open discussions for The Handmaid's Tale! You have a whole month to get reading! Visit your local bookstore, grab a copy on eBay or find one at your local library! We can't wait to get started!

Happy reading! 

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  1. This was our "common text" for my college English program my freshman year. That meant all the intro classes read it. There was a controversy, since it is a Catholic college, because some thought it criticized the Church. It's a really thought provoking book, though I found it a little dry.

  2. This I want in on i've always wanted in a book group that wasn't contemporary.