Science & Stories at Jubilee

This February sees Brighton Science Festival celebrating its eighth year with various scientific events until the end of the month. Jubilee Library will be getting involved with a special science story-telling session in the Children’s library featuring creation myths, and a few destruction ones too. In honour of the occasion we decided to share a small fraction of the science available at the library.

For the more factually minded non-fiction science books can be found in the Children and Adult, the 500s are the numbers to look out for.

If you enjoy a bit of fiction and a good yarn with your mind-boggling science here are a few good science fiction experiences.

Adult Fiction

Chocky by John Wyndham

A father begins to question whether his son’s imaginary friend Chocky is just a childhood phase or something more sinister. This short novel is a great introduction to science fiction as John Wyndham makes the unbelievable feasible and has created an engaging and simple story to explore the complexities of space, time and scientific development.

Slaughter house 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

A modern classic, Vonnegut’s novel includes a harrowing account of the Second World War and Time Travelling aliens. So it goes.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

This novel explores the dystopian repercussions of creating a Utopian world. Brave New World questions the effects of medical and mechanical advancements on what it means to be human.

Children’s Fiction

The Iron man by Ted Hughes

A mysterious iron giant suddenly appears in the English countryside and begins to reek havoc  befriending a young boy along the way. The Iron Man is a modern fairy tale about the effects of war-fare.

Milo’s Wolves by Jenny Nimmo

When Laura’s parents tell her that they have a long lost brother who is coming to live with them she knows her father is hiding something. Laura is left to solve the mystery surrounding Gwendal’s birth before its too late. An exciting mystery with a science based story.

Films

Wall-E (U)

Wall-E is a hardworking cleaning robot left alone on earth after the human race evacuated to space. This is a heart-warming film with a relevant environmental message.

Hannah – Library Officer

Upcoming event:

In The Beginning, In The End – Jubilee Library

15 February – 2:30pm-4:30pm – Suitable for ages 8+

More details available here.

 

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