In the Europe of the future, the great cities have uprooted themselves from the Earth and donned wheels; roving the Hunting Ground that was once Europe, cities literally devour one another as part of a new social construct called Municipal Darwinism. The mighty city of London, in danger of running out of "prey," looks toward the east, where an enormous wall protects the static cities of the Anti-Traction League--the "heretics" who have chosen the barbaric practice of living on the bare earth. But London's mad Lord Mayor develops a plan to get through the wall: He resurrects a vicious and ancient technology, a post-20th-century update of the nuclear bomb, all the more horrible with time and refinement, and mounts it in the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral.Club members, let us know if you will NOT be attending! We hope to see you there!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
6+7 Book Club next Tuesday!
Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Central Library, the 6+7 Book Club will discuss Mortal Engines, by Philip Reeve. The description from the Publisher's Weekly review: