Mysteries, aliens, poems and creatures

Seanchai Library

It’s time to highlight another week of storytelling in Voice by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s home at Holly Kai Park, unless otherwise indicated.

Sunday, March 4th, 13:30: Tea-Time Mysteries: Nero Wolfe

Rex Stout’s corpulent, fastidious, eccentric, prescriptivist, sedentary – yet gifted with a razor-sharp mind – armchair detective, Nero Wolfe, is the focus of a new Tea-Time series for Sundays.

The subject of 33 novels and 39 novellas and short stories written by Stout between 1934 and 1975, Wolfe is for many, as familiar a character as Sherlock Holmes, not just because of Stout’s original writings, but because of the numerous film, TV and radio spin-offs they encouraged, together with the lesser writings of others focusing on Wolfe and his confidante / leg-man / secretary / chauffeur Archie Goodwin.

This week, Seanchai present In Bad Taste.

Monday, March 5th 19:00: Sentenced to Prism

Prism is a planet with a uniquely crystalline environment and which supports both silicon and carbon-based life forms. It is a planet where even the tiniest creatures are living jewels.

For some time, the Company has been illegally exploiting Prism, but now all contact has been lost with the research team there, leaving the Company with a problem. Any attempt to launch a rescue mission will draw unwanted attention both to Prism and to the Company’s activities. Something else must done; so they call on the talents of Evan Orgell.

A smart, self-confident and successful problem-solver, Orgell has access to the best equipment available within the Commonwealth. Unfortunately, and as Orgell discovers, Prism is a harsh and hard place – a lot harder than his state-of-the-art environment suit. When that succumbs to the local flora/fauna, Orgell finds himself exposed to the hostile environment and fighting for his survival without any protection, dependent upon little more than his wits.

Then help arrives from an unexpected quarter: a sentient life-form native to Prism calling itself A Surface of Fine Azure-Tinted Reflection With Pyroxin Dendritic Inclusions – which Orgell decides to call “Azure”.

Join Gyro Muggins as he reads a standalone story from Alan Dean Foster’s Humanx Commonwealth series.

Tuesday, March 6th 19:00: Irish Poets and Wonders

With Caledonia Skytower.

Wednesday, March 7th 19:00: Beyond the Veil

With Shandon Loring. Also presented in Kitely (hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29).

Thursday, March 8th

19:00: Creatures of Mist

With Shandon Loring. Also presented in Kitely (hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29).

21:00 Seanchai late Night

Contemporary sci-fi with Finn Zeddmore.

 


Please check with the Seanchai Library’s blog for updates and for additions or changes to the week’s schedule.

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