WEDNESDAY, August 21st at 7PM: A CYBERPUNK SUMMER Concludes

One More Adventure! . . .


. . . into the shady recesses of Cyberpunk, where low-life and hi-tech combine and collide, and everything generally seems to be going to heck-in-a-cyborg's-handbasket. Yet through these rusted and rusting recesses, a glimmer of hope still lingers, waiting. At least, we THINK it's hope!

Finn Zeddmore concludes her series of journeys into the realms of Cyberpunk, through short stories.
Presented Live in Voice.
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TUESDAY, August 20th at 7pm: CHITTY CHITTY, BANG BANG Begins


So, you think you know the story because of the film? Well, guess again! The famous 1968 film is
only "loosely" based on the children’s story by Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond.


In the book, the car is a Paragon Panther, a powerful 1920s touring car that is restored by Commander Caractacus Pott. At first the car is just that – a powerful 4-seat tourer Pott uses to transport himself and his wife and children around. But then the car starts to exhibit a “personality” and abilities beyond those of any normal motor vehicle, in keeping with its enigmatic license plate: "GEN II". 

Some of these will be familiar to those who have seen the film, but where the latter options to introduce jealous barons and a wicked Child Catcher, the book offers a more down-to-Earth but equally engaging series of adventures of Commander Pott and his family.

Fleming’s last novel, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was published posthumously, and initially in three volumes, two months after his death in August 1964. Caledonia Skytower presents live, on stream.


MONDAY August 19th at 7pm: RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA

by Arthur C. Clarke -
RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA

    An interstellar object, similar to the real asteroid Oumuamua, is spotted.
This time we're able to explore it.


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SUNDAY, August 18th: Tea Time & Storytime


@ 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Jeeves and Wooster Continues
A dead fish, a bevy of cats, and several incarcerations.  Just another fun-filled hour with Bertie Wooster and his inscrutable valet, Jeeves. THIS WEEK: "The Inimitable Jeeves" - Episode 3 with Da5id Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live on Stream in Ceiliuradh Glen. 
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@ 6:30pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME - Tilly & The Bookwanderers  
Eleven year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents' bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born. Like the rest of her family, Tilly loves nothing more than to escape into the pages of her favorite stories.  One day Tilly realises that classic children's characters are appearing in the shop through the magic of `book wandering' - crossing over from the page into real life. Caledonia Skytower, live on Stream onstage at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park.  
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THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!

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All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*SUNDAY, August 18th:
   ~  at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Jeeves and Wooster.  A dead fish, a bevy of cats, and several incarcerations.  Just another fun-filled hour with Bertie Wooster and his inscrutable valet, Jeeves. THIS WEEK: "The Inimitable Jeeves" - Episode 3 with Da5id Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live on Stream in Ceiliuradh Glen.
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   ~ at 6:30pm:  MAGICLAND STORYTIME: Tilly and The Bookwanderers

Cale begins the debut book in author Anna James' new series. Caledonia Skytower, live on stream!

*MONDAY - August 19th, at 7pm:  Arthur C. Clarke's RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA continues with Gyro Muggins.  

*TUESDAY, August 20th, at 7pm:  Ian Fleming's CHITTY CHITTY, BANG BANG begins with Caledonia Skytower, live on stream.

*WEDNESDAY, August 21st at 7pm: A CYBERPUNK SUMMER! Concludes -  Short stories of the genre with Finn Zeddmore

*THURSDAY, 
August 22nd:
   ~ a7pm: Joanne M. Harris' (author of 'Chocolat') THE BLUE SALT ROAD - Part 2 with Shandon Loring (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

   ~ a9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - Contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy from online sources such as Lightspeed, Escape Pod, and Clarkesworld with Finn Zeddmore

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
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THURSDAY August 15th at 7pm: THE BLUE SALT ROAD pt1

"passion and loss, love and violence"
THE BLUE SALT ROAD
by Joanne M. Harris (author of Chocolat)
So begins a stunning tale of love, loss and revenge, against a powerful backdrop of adventure on the high seas, and drama on the land. The Blue Salt Road balances passion and loss, love and violence and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless, wild young man.
Passion drew him to a new world, and trickery has kept him there - without his memories, separated from his own people. But as he finds his way in this dangerous new way of life, so he learns that his notions of home, and your people, might not be as fixed as he believed.

Book: The Blue Salt Road

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WEDNESDAY, August 14th at 7pm: CYBERPUNK SUMMER Continues

More adventures await! . . .


Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a futuristic setting that tends to focus on a "combination of lowlife and high tech" featuring advanced technological and scientific achievements, such as artificial intelligence and cybernetics, juxtaposed with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order. Much of cyberpunk is rooted in the New Wave science fiction movement of the 1960s and 1970s, when writers like Philip K. Dick, Roger Zelazny, John Brunner, J. G. Ballard, Philip José Farmer and Harlan Ellison examined the impact of drug culture, technology, and the sexual revolution while avoiding the utopian tendencies of earlier science fiction.

~ Definition from Wikipedia

Finn Zeddmore continues her series of journeys into the realms of Cyberpunk, through short stories.
Presented Live in Voice.
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TUESDAY, August 13th at 7pm: WORDS & MUSIC - On The Wind

What do you do with a poem that is too long to read at most open microphone events? Expand it into a complete event!

In March of 1984 Ktadhn wrote a set of very short stories for a friend. They were the first of their kind, and everything he'd written since, including poems, has a few rootlets leading back there. The stories were little scenes that burned in his memory, and he wanted to bring them to some kind of new life in words.

"Stories on the Wind" was sparked by the theme of Wind, chosen by people at the Rosehaven open mic for the following week. Kt has many memories of windy days, including one he'd written about in the 1984 stories. That memory joined others in what became a suite of nine poems.

Recently reminded of it by a comment from a friend, Kt has taken another look at the poems, spent time with them, and rewritten everything - adding a tenth vignette and some well considered musical intervals to create a celebration of air and motion.

Ktadhn Vesuvino with poetry and music, live on stream.

MONDAY August 12th at 7pm: RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA

by Arthur C. Clarke -
RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA

    An interstellar object, similar to the real asteroid Oumuamua, is spotted.
This time we're able to explore it.



PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

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SUNDAY, August 11th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Jeeves and Wooster

Our extended summer series continues featuring P.G. Wodehouse's endlessly delightful Bertie Wooster and his inscrutable valet, Jeeves.

THIS WEEK: "The Inimitable Jeeves" - Episode 02


Bertie and Jeeves find themselves in Roville on the French Riviera - except how can one enjoy the sun, sand and beaches with their Aunt Agatha looming and barking about? Add two suspicious characters, and some pearls and things get messy in a hurry. And then they are off once more, surprise of surprise, to the aid of Bingo Little who appears to be in love, again . . . again, again. What next?

Join the fun al fresco in the Glen - with Da5id Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower live on Stream.

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
All times Pacific Time, story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.
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The show must go on!  Even if one of us has log-in issues.  
*SUNDAY, August 11th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Jeeves and Wooster.  Our summer series continues, featuring P.G. Wodehouse's unforgettable characters: Bertie Wooster, and his valet Jeeves. THIS WEEK: "The Inimitable Jeeves" Episode 2 with Da5id Abbot, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live on Stream in Ceiliuradh Glen.


*MONDAY, August 12th, at 7pm:  Arthur C. Clarke's RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA begins with Gyro Muggins.  

*TUESDAY, August 13th, at 7pm:  WORDS & MUSIC: ON THE WIND with Ktadhn Vesuvino, live on stream.

*WEDNESDAY, August 14th at 7pm: A CYBERPUNK SUMMER! Short stories with Finn Zeddmore - this week Rich Larson's "Meshed" and more!

*THURSDAY, August 15th a7pm: Joanne M. Harris' (author of 'Chocolat') THE BLUE SALT ROAD - Part 1 with Shandon Loring (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)


All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
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All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

SUNDAY, August 4th at 6:30pm slt: MAGICLAND STORYTIME - Classic Tales!

Jean-Léon Gérôme, Androcles - Oil on Canvas 1902 - Public Domain
So many tales in over a decade on the Golden Horseshoe stage, and we never run out. How could we?  

TONIGHT, some classic stories you might not yet have heard at our Storytime: The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Gingerbread Man (loved that one as a child!), The Tortoise and the Hare, Androcles and the Lion, Thumbelina . . . and more. 

Caledonia Skytower, live on stream!

SUNDAY, August 4th at 1:30pm slt: TEA TIME with Jeeves & Wooster

So much fun and delight was had sharing the world of author and humorist P.G. Wodehouse, featuring two of his most memorable characters: Bertie Wooster and his inscrutable valet, Jeeves, that Seanchai Library is going to keep going with an extended series of humorous adventures.

THIS WEEK: "The Inimitable Jeeves" - Episode 01


As we dive into the adventure, Bertie's friend Bingo Little has fallen in love (again!) and wants to marry a waitress. He asks for help from Bertie and Jeeves to get his uncle to approve of her. Jeeves suggests a plan involving romance novels. Everything works out well, it seems, and Bertie is off  with Jeeves to the French Riviera for a little relaxation - except how can one enjoy the sun, sand and beaches with their Aunt Agatha looming and barking about?

Join the fun al fresco in the Glen - pull up a picnic blanket and be prepared to laugh.

Da5id Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower live on Stream, in Ceiliuradh Glen.

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!

_____________________________________


All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*SUNDAY, August 4th:
   ~  at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with JEEVES.  Our summer series continues, featuring P.G. Wodehouse's unforgettable characters: Bertie Wooster, and his valet Jeeves. THIS WEEK: "Jeeves in Springtime" - Episode 1 with Da5id Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live on Stream in Ceiliuradh Glen.
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   ~ at 6:30pm:  MAGICLAND STORYTIME: Classic Tales
So many tales in over a decade on the Golden Horseshoe stage, but we never run out. How could we?  Tonight, some classic stories you might not yet have heard at our Storytime: The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Gingerbread Man (loved that one as a child!), The Tortoise and the Hare, Thumbelina, Androcles and the Lion . . . and more. Caledonia Skytower, live on stream!

*MONDAY - THURSDAY:

But we'll be back on Sunday, August 11th at 1:30pm for 
TEA TIME with JEEVES 


All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY August 1st at 7pm: THE SEA KING'S DAUGHTER

"Deep beneath the Irish Sea"
THE SEA KING'S DAUGHTER

Deep beneath the Irish Sea lies a kingdom beyond mortal men's imagining... Until one day a fisherman finds a beautiful maiden washed ashore. She cannot speak to him in any voice, though her yearning shines from her eyes. But with forces of land and sea arrayed between them, will they ever find their happy ending?

[story will run 10 to 15 minutes long] Book: Once Upon A Star: The Sea King's Daughter Author: Anthea Sharp

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WEDNESDAY, July 31st at 7PM: A CYBERPUNK SUMMER Continues


Finn Zeddmore continues to take us on a series of journeys into the realms of Cyberpunk, that focus on the "combination of lowlife and high tech" through short stories.

THIS WEEK:
Rich Larson's Meshed
from Clarkesworld Magazine February 2015, Issue 101

. . . and maybe more!

Author Rich Larson was born in Galmi, Niger, has studied in Rhode Island and worked in the south of Spain, and now lives in Ottawa, Canada. His work appears in numerous Year's Best anthologies and has been translated into Chinese, Vietnamese, Polish, Czech, French, and Italian. He was the most prolific author of short science fiction in 2015, 2016 and possibly 2017 as well. His debut novel, Annex, was published by Orbit Books in July 2018, and his debut collection, Tomorrow Factory, followed in October 2018 from Talos Press.

Warning: some violence and foul language. Presented Live in Voice.
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TUESDAY, July 30th at 7pm: THE PENDERWICKS IN SPRING Concludes


Batty's sense of her place in her family is shattered, affecting everything in her life. In this numb fog, a light is about to shine.  Is her grief for Hound and for her Mom the same thing, and how does her music play into that?

The Penderwicks in Spring is about fun and family and friends (and dogs), and what happens when you bring what’s hidden into the bright light of the sun.

Caledonia presents the conclusion, live on stream.


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NOTE:  Seanchai Library will be on vacation August 5-10.  We're all going to take a deep breath, dust off our book piles, and enjoy a little bit of summer.

MONDAY July 29th at 7pm: THE ICE IS COMING

by Patricia Wrightson -
THE ICE IS COMING

Wirrun is an Australian "Man of the People" living in the white world.  When newspapers tell of strange Spring freezes he suspects the Ice People are trying to break free.  The last time they were free is what the white people call "the ice age."  Wirrun goes on walkabout trying to learn how to stop them.


PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

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SUNDAY, July 27th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Jeeves

Tea Time continues it stroll into summer and the world of author and humorist P.G. Wodehouse, featuring two of his most memorable characters: Bertie Wooster and his inscrutable valet, Jeeves.

THIS WEEK: "The Aunt and The Sluggard"


In New York, Bertie is surprised to be woken by his friend Rockmetteller "Rocky" Todd, who normally lives quietly in the country. Rocky received a letter from his "ailing" aunt in Illinois and namesake, Miss Isabel Rockmetteller: she will pay Rocky an allowance, on the condition that he live in New York and write to her once a week about his experiences there so she can enjoy the city second-hand. 

What could possibly go wrong?

Caledonia Skytower, Kayden Oconnell, and Da5id Abbot live on Stream, in Ceiliuradh Glen.

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
All times Pacific Time, story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.
_____________________________________

The first session of A CYBERPUNK SUMMER with Finn presenting
"Johnny Mnemonic" 7.24.19
*SUNDAY, July 28th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with JEEVES.  Our summer series continues, featuring P.G. Wodehouse's unforgettable characters: Bertie Wooster, and his valet Jeeves. THIS WEEK: "The Aunt and The Sluggard" with Da5id Abbot, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live on Stream in Ceiliuradh Glen.


*MONDAY, July 29th, at 7pm:  Patricia Wrightson's THE ICE IS COMING concludes with Gyro Muggins.  

*TUESDAY, July 30th, at 7pm:  Jeanne Birdsall's THE PENDERWICKS IN SPRING concludes with Caledonia Skytower, live on stream.

*WEDNESDAY, July 31st at 7pm: A CYBERPUNK SUMMER! Short stories with Finn Zeddmore - this week Rich Larson's "Meshed" and more!

*THURSDAY, August 1st a7pm: Anthea Sharp's THE SEA KING'S DAUGHTER with Shandon Loring (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

PLEASE NOTE: We are taking a short break August 5th-10th so that the Seanchai Staff can enjoy a bit of summer, but we'll be back with TEA TIME on Sunday, August 11th - never you fear!


All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
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All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY July 25th at 7pm: LOXLEY

"one Slicer fights to make a difference"
LOXLEY

Description:In a dystopian world where citizens log into The Realm online to escape from their dark reality, one slicer fights to make a difference as she goes in search of a rare artifact.

ReadyPlayerOne meets Robin Hood.
A kick-ass slicer heroine whose only real goal in life is to help those around her
to make a difference in a broken world. Book: Once Upon A Star: 14 SF-Inspired Faerie Tales (Once Upon Anthologies Book 4) Author: Sarra Cannon Editor: Anthea Sharp


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