Book Talks: Station Eleven and Time Trips

station elevenStation Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Day One: The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%.

Week Two: Civilization has crumbled.

Year Twenty: A band of actors and musicians, called the Travelling Symphony, move through the territories of a changed world, performing concerts and Shakespeare at the settlements that have formed.

Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and it threatens the world every hopeful survivor has tried to rebuild. Station Eleven: a novel by Emily St. John Mandel, moves backward and forward in time, from the glittering years just before the collapse, to the strange and altered world that exists twenty years after, charting the unexpected twists of fate that connect six people. One of  ten 2015 nominated Evergreen™ Award titles, Station Eleven can be requested in regular or large print through any of the eight library branches in Haliburton County and in audio or ebook format through OverDrive on the library website www.haliburtonlibrary.ca.

time tripsDoctor Who: Time Trips by A.L. Kennedy, et. al.

What do a carnivorous golf course, bog people, salt statues, an unknown planet, an alchemist, and a strangely familiar bed and breakfast proprietor have in common? Give up?

They are all encountered by the universe’s favourite Time Lord, the Doctor. Time Trips is a compilation of eight original Doctor Who stories from acclaimed authors such as A.L. Kennedy, Cecelia Ahern, Nick Harkaway, and Jenny T. Colgan, among others. Originally commissioned by the BBC and released as short stories in ebook format, these adventures featuring Doctors old and new have been put together in a handsome volume with pages edged in TARDIS blue. Whether your favourite Doctor is Ten, Three, Six or Four, whether you started with Eleven and Clara or Three and Jo, you will find a story to make the time until the next Doctor Who series hits our screens go just that little bit faster.

Time Trips with stories by A.L. Kennedy and others is available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library – no time travel required.

*Originally aired on 100.9 CANOE FM March 22nd – April 4th, 2015.

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