June 20, 2012

Want to be a Wizard?

SF&F Literati Explore Wizarding Careers June 25!
Wizardry as a career choice?
Where: Second floor of the Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the Oak Park Mall.
When: June 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
What: This month's book selection is So You Want to be a Wizard, by Diane Duane.

Join KaCSFFS' book group as they discuss a book by a contemporary science fiction and fantasy master, then choose four new book selections to read for the next four months.

The Barnes & Noble website offers this overview of So You Want to be a Wizard:
Something stopped Nita's hand as it ran along the bookshelf. She looked and found that one of the books had a loose thread at the top of its spine. It was one of those So You Want to Be a . . . books,  a series on careers. So You Want to Be a Pilot, and a Scientist . . . a Writer. But his one said, So You Want to Be a Wizard.

“I don't believe this, Nina thought. She shut the book and stood there holding it in her hand, confused, amazed, suspicious—and delighted. If it was a joke, it was a great one. If it wasn't . . . ?

“Diane Duane is the author of more then twenty science fiction and fantasy novels, including four other books in the Young Wizards series. Four of her Star Trek novels have been New York Times bestsellers. Ms. Duane lives in rural Ireland.

“Thirteen-year-old Nita, tormented by a gang of bullies because she won't fight back, finds the help she needs in a library book on wizardry which guides her into another dimension.”

PHOTO CREDIT: The Barnes & Noble Booksellers website provided the cover image.

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