Dragons and Jetpacks

Dragons & Jetpacks: Books of the Month, December 2014

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Dragons & Jetpacks is a science fiction and fantasy bookgroup, based on Goodreads. The group is open to all, all that is required is a Goodreads account. We read two books a month, one fantasy and one sci-fi – the second week of each month is when members make suggestions, and the third is used for voting. We’re always happy to meet fellow fans of the genres, so you’re more than welcome to join the group!

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Oryx and Crake

Goodreads

Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey–with the help of the green-eyed Children of Crake–through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride.

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The Last Unicorn

Goodreads

The unicorn wants to find other unicorns. Mage Schmendrick, whose magic seldom works, never as he intendsed, rescues unicorn from Mommy Fortuna’s Midnight Carnival. Only some mythical beasts displayed are illusions. Molly Grue believes in legends despite Robin Hood wannabe and his unmerry men. King Haggard and his Bull banish unicorns into sea.

Have you read either of this month’s picks? What did you think?

4 thoughts on “Dragons & Jetpacks: Books of the Month, December 2014”

  1. The Last Unicorn! I may have to read this one with the group just for old time’s sake. This is literally one of the stories that had the biggest impact on the future of my genre life. Granted, I saw it as a movie first, but that’s fine. It’s funny how many times I watched it before I noticed the line “based on the novel by…” in the credits.

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