Dragons and Jetpacks

Dragons & Jetpacks: Books of the Month, April 2015

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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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Ancillary Sword

Goodreads

What if you once had thousands of bodies and near god-like technology at your disposal?

And what if all of it were ripped away?

The Lord of the Radch has given Breq command of the ship Mercy of Kalr and sent her to the only place she would have agreed to go – to Athoek Station, where Lieutenant Awn’s sister works in Horticulture.

Athoek was annexed some six hundred years ago, and by now everyone is fully civilized — or should be. But everything is not as tranquil as it appears. Old divisions are still troublesome, Athoek Station’s AI is unhappy with the situation, and it looks like the alien Presger might have taken an interest in what’s going on. With no guarantees that interest is benevolent.

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Good Omens

Goodreads

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist…

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

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4 thoughts on “Dragons & Jetpacks: Books of the Month, April 2015”

  1. I’ve definitely read Good Omens— hilarious! The news about Terry Pratchett was so sad, but at least we can always read his books.

    I haven’t yet picked up Ancillary Justice or Ancillary Sword yet. We’ve reviewed them both on our site, but I just haven’t gotten around to them myself. I just get to hear all about how amazing they are… *needs more time to read*

    1. It really was, but he’s left behind a massive legacy.

      I did not enjoy Ancillary Justice at all, so I didn’t even bother with Ancillary Sword! People seem very divided over that book.

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