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May Sci-Fi Book Club – Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

May 22nd, 7pm to 9pm

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Babel is set in an alternate-reality 1830s England in which Britain’s global economic and colonial supremacy are fueled by the use of magical silver bars. Their power comes from capturing what is “lost in translation” between words in different languages that have similar, but not identical, meanings. Silver bars inscribed with such ‘match-pairs’ can increase industrial and agricultural production, improve the accuracy of bullets, heal injuries, and more. To harness this power, Oxford University created the Royal Institute of Translation, nicknamed “Babel”, where scholars work to find match-pairs.


May 22
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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