io9’s Book Club To Discuss ‘Majesty’s Dragon’

This is just a quick reminder post for anyone looking for a good online sci-fi and fantasy book club, io9’s book club will be meeting at the end of the month (4/24) to discuss Naomi Novik’s book, His Majesty’s Dragon. You have almost three full weeks to read this reasonably sized 384 page alternate history Napoleonic dragon tale if you would like to participate. Here is the synopsis for those who are curious:

Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain’s defense by taking to the skies . . . not aboard aircraft but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons.

When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Capt. Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future–and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature. Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle. For as France’s own dragon-borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte’s boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire.

via io9.

This Month's io9 Book Club: Heart Of Iron

Just a reminder to those out there in search of a book club to join, especially a sci-fi oriented one, popular sci-fi website io9 will be conducting their online book club at the end of the month (11/29). This month they will be discussing Ekaterina Sedia’s Siberian sci-fi locomotive story ‘Heart of Iron.’

I’m certainly going to do my best to read ‘Heart of Iron’ by the end of the month, but I know it will be directly influenced by the amount of turkey and red wine consumed next week. But, if you aren’t trapped in a food coma and manage to pick up a copy and read it by then, make sure to stop by at the end of the month and let everyone know what you think.