Stefen's Book Club March The Affinities By Robert Charles Wilson

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Stefen's Book Club March: The Affinites by Robert Charles Wilson.

This one has been on my 'maybe' list for the book club since last year. I think of it as science fiction, but the tweaks and changes are light enough that others may see it as speculative or even contemporary fiction. In any event, it's a book that takes some aspects of the modern world and extends them past normal bounds to see what happens.

It begins with the idea that you are more compatible with some people than others. Groups of compatible people meet-up and form communities. If life is better with a few people around you that actually 'get' you, how good would it be if everyone did? Finding out if there's a group or 'Affinity' for you is as easy a doing a few tests. Not everyone has an Affinity, but if you do then you'll feel a kind of belonging that those outside can only imagine. Inspired and supported by their Affinities, people can be their best and most productive selves and that's got to be good for the greater community as well. Or at least that's what the Affinities think. It's a new world, but the people in it are still divided. Grouped into 'us' and 'them', but with different criteria born of science. Whether this is any better than all the divisions of the past remains to be seen.

This is a book about belonging and othering, and in the context of recent events, I think will make for a very interesting conversation.

The book has a RRP of $25.99, but we'll be doing it for $22.99 to book club folks.
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