The University Libraries and Undergraduate Academies are pleased to announce our “Book & Film of the Month” selections for August:
Based on a graphic novel of the same name, V for Vendetta is set in a near-future dystopian society in Britain where a “a shadowy freedom fighter plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman” (IMDB.com). Released in 2006, the film has been nominated for numerous awards including the Art Directors Guild Production in Design Award (2007) and the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Films Award (2007).
Directed by James McTeigue, V for Vendetta is available in the Silverman Library Multimedia Collection: http://catalog.lib.buffalo.edu/vufind/Record/003451371.
Published in 1991, He, She, and It is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction in the United Kingdom. From Amazon.com:
“In the middle of the twenty-first century, life as we know it has changed for all time. Shira Shipman’s marriage has broken up, and her young son has been taken from her by the corporation that runs her zone, so she has returned to Tikva, the Jewish free town where she grew up. There, she is welcomed by Malkah, the brilliant grandmother who raised her, and meets an extraordinary man who is not a man at all, but a unique cyborg implanted with intelligence, emotions—and the ability to kill.”
Copies of He, She, and It are available in the Lockwood Library Book Collection (PS3556 .I4 H4) and on circulating Kindle e-readers.
Both selections are part of our 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films initiatives; titles on these lists were chosen by UB faculty and staff members of the Undergraduate Academies Council to reflect the themes of the five Academies: Civic Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Global Perspectives, Research Exploration and Sustainability. Think of them as “unrequired” reading and viewing suggestions.
All 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films are available in the UB Libraries.