Android's Dream Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Book Club

Android's Dream

Join us for a discussion of all things sci-fi, fantasy and horror at the Android's Dream Book Club. This book club meets on the first Thursday of every month, is free to join with no registration necessary. Hope to see you there.

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 1st at 6:30pm

Discussing: The Prisoner of Hell Gate by Dana Wolff

Book Description:

FOUR DECADES AFTER TYPHOID MARY WENT TO HER GRAVE, FIVE CURIOUS GRADUATE STUDENTS STRUGGLE TO ESCAPE ALIVE FROM THE ABANDONED ISLAND THAT ONCE IMPRISONED HER. CONTAGION DOESN T DIE. IT JUST WAITS. In the Hell Gate section of New York's East River lie the sad islands where, for centuries, people locked away what they most feared: the contagious, the disfigured, the addicted, the criminally insane. Here infection slowly consumed the stricken. Here a desperate ship captain ran his doomed steamship aground and watched flames devour 1,500 souls. Here George A. Soper imprisoned the infamous Typhoid Mary after she spread sickness and death in Manhattan's most privileged quarters. George's great-granddaughter, Karalee, and her fellow graduate students in public health know that story. But as they poke in and out of the macabre hospital rooms of abandoned North Brother Island bantering, taking pictures, recalling history they are missing something: Hidden evil watches over them and plots against them. When death visits Hell Gate, it comes to stay. As darkness falls, the students find themselves marooned their casual trespass having unleashed a chain of horrific events beyond anyone's imagination. Disease lurks among the eerie ruins where Typhoid Mary once lived and breathed. Ravenous flies swarm puddles of blood. Rot and decay cling to human skin. And spiteful ghosts haunt the living and undead. Soon five students of history will learn more than they ever wanted to know about New York's foul underbelly: the meaning of spine-tingling cries down the corridor, of mysterious fires, of disfiguring murder, and of an avenging presence so sinister they d rather risk their lives than face the terror of one more night.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Doylestown Bookshop
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