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#2352, 2nd Floor
11323 W 95th Street,
Overland Park, KS 66214
Overview from Barnes & Noble:
Winner of the Hugo,
Nebula, British Science Fiction, Locus and Arthur C. Clarke Awards.
On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to
completing her quest.
was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence
linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that
conquered the galaxy.
Now, an act
of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body,
unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.
Next Month: July 27, 2015
Childhood’s End, by Arthur
Overview from Barnes & Noble:
Without warning, giant silver ships
from deep space appear in the skies above every major city on Earth. Manned by
the Overlords, in fifty years, they eliminate ignorance, disease, and poverty.
Then this golden age ends—and then the age of Mankind begins....
6:00 Doors open for setup and pre-meeting socializing.
7:00 Meeting and Program begin
Barry (R) with wife Beth Welsh
Master puzzle-maker and KAXFAN Barry Haldiman will be the evening's highlight, as he teaches us how to construct a crossword puzzle, then guides us through the creation of a science-fiction-themed puzzle.
"My Favorite Food" is this month's theme. Bring a personal or family favorite to share with the group, as we enjoy Barry's presentation.
Although in recent past years the June meeting has been our Annual Indoor Picnic, we decided this year to move the picnic to September, when we hope the weather will accommodate an Outdoor-Indoor Picnic. Stay tuned for details.
Details: Date and Time: June 13, 2015 (Saturday) from noon to 1:30. Location: The Green Room Burgers and Beer Address: 4010 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite D, Kansas City, MO. Event Notes:
Come and discuss and grab some food too.
"Once a year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip—a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected intruder stumbles upon their campsite—shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry—Tim and the boys are exposed to something far more frightening than any tale of terror. The human carrier of a bioengineered nightmare. A horror that spreads faster than fear. A harrowing struggle for survival with no escape from the elements, the infected…or each other. Part Lord of the Flies, part 28 Days Later—and all-consuming—this tightly written edge-of-your-seat thriller takes you deep into the heart of darkness, where fear feeds on sanity…and terror hungers for more."
Date: June 13, 2015 Time: 4:50pm Location: David Sooby’s home theater with 51-inch Samsung HDTV, a 5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital sound system, a full set of audiophile-grade speakers, and upgraded seating for about 15 people without crowding. Captain Laser: Ty G. Food: Groot Salad, Roadkill Helper Costume: Space Suit
Short features will be shown before each feature. Don't miss them!
Feature Presentation! The Fifth Element
(1997, 127 minutes) Directed by: Luc Besson
Starring: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, Ian Holm, Chris Tucker
In the 23rd century, a New York City cabbie, Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), finds the fate of the world in his hands when Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) falls into his cab. As the embodiment of the fifth element, Leeloo needs to combine with the other four to keep the approaching Great Evil from destroying the world. Together with Father Vito Cornelius (Ian Holm) and zany broadcaster Ruby Rhod (Chris Tucker), Dallas must race against time and the wicked industrialist Zorg (Gary Oldman) to save humanity.-IMDB
~~~~~ After the first feature, please join us for a potluck dinner. Bring something to share. It can follow the theme, or be something you prefer. ~~~~~
Feature Presentation! Guardians of the Galaxy
(2014, 122 minutes) Directed by: James Gunn
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro
Brash space adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself the quarry of relentless bounty hunters after he steals an orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with four disparate misfits: gun-toting Rocket Raccoon, treelike-humanoid Groot, enigmatic Gamora, and vengeance-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when he discovers the orb's true power and the cosmic threat it poses, Quill must rally his ragtag group to save the universe.-IMDB