Join Watch the Skies sci-fi book club for a discussion on Zoom of Dread Nation by Justina Ireland on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 pm. Please note that this book club does not meet in December. We will get together again on January 20.
Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It's a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. Almost finished with her education, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.
All are welcome to join these enthusiastic readers of science fiction in their monthly discussions! If you are a new attendee, please contact Joelene at email@example.com for the Zoom login information.