Droids and Dragons
NEW GROUP: The Droids and Dragons Book Club will discuss Science and Fantasy books the third Monday of alternate months, beginning February 20 with The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (Voyager, $15.99). Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she’s never met anyone remotely like the ship’s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain.