Meeting of March 7, 1986 at the Gillilands, President Alan Huff presiding. Ginny McNitt, Secretary, taking minutes.
The meeting was called to order at 9:10 p.m. Treasurer Bill Jensen reported $7,690.06 in the treasury.
Disclave '86: Jack Heneghan announced that he has 2,000 labels and 2,000 fliers, unattached. He asked for volunteers to help attach them after the meeting.
Entertainment: Doll Gilliland reported that there is a new movie from New Zealand called Quiet Planet and she is working on a preview movie party for the whole club.
Unicon has been officially canceled this year.
The meeting was adjourned.
Meeting of March 21, 1986 at Kent Bloom and Mary Morman's, President Alan Huff presiding. Ginny McNitt, Secretary, taking minutes.
The meeting was called to order at 9:15 p.m. Minutes were read and approved. Treasurer Bill Jensen reported $7,509.65 in the treasury.
Disclave '87: Joe Mayhew, Chairperson, reported that Gene Wolfe's wife is a classical pianist and will give a piano concert at the convention.
In regard to sites for the third Friday meetings, Mary Morman said she will be happy to host third Friday meetings anytime except during any month that begins with an "A" (April or August). Jack Heneghan volunteered to have April's third Friday meeting at his house.
Joe Mayhew, Trustee, said that the Trustees will be coming up with a slate of candidates for the next election soon and asked that anyone who is interested in holding office please speak to one of the Trustees after the meeting.
Mary Morman suggested that WSFA purchase a poker table for the Club. It was pointed out that taxes and fines should be paid first. The motion was tabled until after taxes are paid.
Mary Hagen announced that the second issue of the Mad Engineer will be available at Balticon. The meeting was adjourned at 9:35pm.
Zac Hobson wakes one morning to discover himself alone. Totally alone-- the only man left alive, as far as he can tell, on the surface of the earth.
This is not the result of a nuclear disaster or a global plague. No bodies litter the landscape; buildings, vehicles, trees and plants, all are untouched. But Zac discovers a world eerily emptied of all human and animal life.
It is, he begins to discover, a world he himself has helped create. A New Zealand scientist, working on an experiment sponsored by the U.S. Defense Department, Zac had helped to develop a worldwide energy grid for military purposes. Now, he finds that humanity's disappearance coincided with the grid's first use-- that the grid has caused the distortion in the fabric of space-time that resulted in the annihilation of humanity.
Zac, overcome with guilt and loneliness, goes briefly mad, then struggles back to sanity. His trained mind begins to work on two problems: why has he survived this global holocaust? And if there is anyone else left alive, how can he find them?
He eventually finds two: a young woman named Joanne, and Api, a Maori man. As they reach their own uneasy balance, Zac makes yet another shattering discovery: that the grid is still in place, and unless they find a way to deactivate it, it will result in the destruction of the planet itself.
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