First Topic – Lost Souls
Lost Souls is the first novel in the second trilogy of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein series, and the fourth book overall. Koontz puts a singular twist on this classic tale of ambition and science gone wrong and forges a new legend uniquely suited to our times—a story of revenge, redemption, and the razor-thin line that separates humanity from inhumanity as we consider a new invitation to apocalypse.
Second Topic – July 16, 1945 – The Nuclear Age Begins
On this day in 1945 the atomic bomb was tested at Trinity, Los Alamos where the scientists there were the first humans to witness the power of a nuclear weapon. Jon Hunner is the author of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Cold War, and the Atomic West and is here to explore the promise and peril of the Atomic Age
Third Topic – Inception and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Our resident film critic, Steven Greydanus says “A day or two after seeing Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated Inception, my head's still reeling. I don't think it will stop until I see it again. Once is not enough. One thing I'm confident of: Inception is the most audacious and multifaceted Hollywood entertainment for grown-ups I've seen in years: a brainy, bravura achievement inviting comparison to the most inspired work of Hollywood visionaries” He is here to explain!