Fiction Lab - May 2017

7.00pm start, Monday 15 May

Ri Cafe

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Jenny Rohn looking at a bookshelf
    Credit: Jenny Rohn



Date change

Please note the altered date to the third Monday of the month, this month only

Event description

Jennifer Rohn of hosts the monthly book club dedicated to great fiction books with a science theme. If you're an interested reader who has something to say, then come along.

The format of Fiction Lab is simple. All you need to do is check this webpage for the book choice, read the book beforehand and then drop into the Ri to discuss it with other fiction lovers.

This month's book

Three Weeks in December - by Audrey Schulman


In 1899 Jeremy, a young engineer, leaves a small town in Maine to oversee the construction of a railroad across East Afria. Plagued by fear, he becomes the reluctant hunter of two lions who are killing his men in nightly attacks on their camp. In 2000 Max, an American ethnobotanist, is stationed in Rwanda where she shadows a family of gorillas, but their solidarity is threatened by a violent rebel group from Congo that draws ever nearer. Told in alternating perspectives, the fates of these two characters entwine to culminate in a shocking resonant conclusion.

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