Sci Fi Book Club – The Island of Dr Moreau

Sci Fi Book Club

Title: Sci Fi Book Club – The Island of Dr Moreau
Location: MadLab
Description: Book Club for Science Fiction Fans
Date: 17-07-2012
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

The Island of Dr Moreau by H.G. Wells

This month we’ll be discussing The Island of Dr Moreau by H.G. Wells, advocated by Hwa Young Jung.

The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells, who called the novel “an exercise in youthful blasphemy.” The text of the novel is the narration of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, who creates sentient beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature.

When the novel was written in 1896, there was much discussion in Europe about degeneration and animal vivisection. Interest groups were formed to address the issue: the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection was formed two years after the publication of the novel.

Copies of the book are available to borrow from the Madlab.

We will also be floating ideas for future books. Are there any Scifi books that you think we should read? Come along and let us know!

See you on the 17th!

SciFi Books for Following Months:

  • 21 st August – Embassy Town by China Meiville advocated by Tom Swingler

Dates to be confirmed:

  • Reamde by Neal Stephenson advocated by ???

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