The Book Club of Doom! OPUS, by Satoshi Kon

The Book Club of Doom!

with a special screening of Satoshi Kon's Paprika (2006)!

From the sunkissed SoCal apocalypse of Claire Vaye Watkins' Gold Fame Citrus to the hallucinatory metafiction of Satoshi Kon's Opus, writers from across the literary spectrum have embraced science fiction as a tool to interrogate an increasingly dystopian present. Our mission is to introduce their provocative and sophisticated work to an audience of curious newcomers and veteran dorks of all stripes and sizes. 

The club will be meeting at 2:00 pm on the second Saturday of every month.

Attendance is free; just bring a copy our book for the month and a good attitude. 

Friendly discussion, coffee, and other surprises are on us.

Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond - March 10th
OPUS by Satoshi Kon - April 14th
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor - May 12th
Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins - June 9th
Amatka by Karin Tidbeck - July 14th
Everfair by Nisi Shawl - August 11th
Super Extra Grande by Yoss - September 8th

About OPUS and Satoshi Kon:
Brilliant anime director Satoshi Kon (PaprikaParanoia AgentTokyo GodfathersMillennium ActressPerfect Blue) died tragically young in 2010 at the age of forty-six. But before he became a director, he was a manga artist, and Dark Horse is honored to remember Kon with the release of Satoshi Kon’s OPUS,an omnibus collection of a two-volume manga from 1996, created by Kon on the eve of his first film. OPUS contains the mastery of both realism and surrealism that would make Kon famous in Perfect Blue,as a manga artist planning a shocking surprise ending to his story gets literally pulled into his own work—to face for himself what he had planned for his characters!
Event date: 
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
130 S. 34th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Satoshi Kon's: Opus Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616556068
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dark Horse Manga - December 9th, 2014

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