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For March, we're reading Goddess Mode by Zoe Quinn: https://www.amazon.com/Goddess-Mode-Zoe-Quinn/dp/1401294111/ Here's the description: In a future not too far removed from our own, an all-powerful artificial intelligence called Azoth provides for all of humanity's needs. Using implanted nanotechnology, Azoth's omnipresent parent company Hermeticorp taps directly into the minds of the population, reading their every thought and satisfying their every desire--but not for free. No one knows Azoth's true cost better than Cassandra Price, whose low-level tech support job at the company her father founded provides a gutter-level view of the deepening inequality and social atomization that Hermeticorp has wrought. But even with her unique familial connection to the software that runs the world, there's nothing Cassandra can do to change it--until the day that she gets sucked into the real Azoth and discovers the Oracles, a band of magical women fighting for much higher stakes than high scores or premium content. In this virtual realm of mayhem and metadata, the Oracles' war against an unstoppable horde of digital daemons has real-life (and death) consequences. Can Cassandra survive long enough to reveal the true nature of Azoth? Or will she and her fellow Oracles get deplatformed--permanently? Hugo Award nominee Zoë Quinn and Spider-Gwen co-creator Robbi Rodriguez join forces to deliver the greatest cyberpunk saga of our age with Goddess Mode, collecting all six issues of the acclaimed DC Vertigo miniseries. CBC is co-ed and all ages, so feel free to bring anyone who may be interested in the subject matter. Our new way of recommending books is to add them to this goodreads shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/142714.Comic_Book_Club_Recommendations, or vote for any of the ones already listed. I won't factor "score" into the rankings, just number of votes. So, if there's something you want to read for the 2021 CBC, add it there. To see books we've read, look at this Amazon list: https://www.amazon.com/ideas/amzn1.account.AH7BMWV5TF7LIYTIVOISDXXK3Z4A/XD4DYUA0MI0F?type=explore&ref=idea_cp_vl_ov_d (I'll make another Goodreads page here soon).
For the month of March we will be reading "Once and Future" written by Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta. Description: King Arthur as you've never seen her! This bold, sizzling YA novel reimagines the Once and Future King as a teenage girl determined to save the universe from an evil curse. My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start. I've been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I've always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur. Now I'm done hiding. When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back. Their quest? Defeat the cruel, oppressive government and bring peace and equality to all humankind. No pressure. You can find it in multiple forms from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Once-Future-Cori-McCarthy/dp/0316449261/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2HC8EQZK7OTE1&keywords=once+and+future&qid=1580928066&sprefix=once+and+future%2Caps%2C198&sr=8-1 The library has multiple copies: https://sandiego.bibliocommons.com/item/show/561191161 Mysterious Galaxy has it on their shelves and they are having their Grand Reopening party this Saturday (02/08/2020): https://www.mystgalaxy.com/search/site/Once%20and%20Future%20Cori%20McCarthy Hope to see you there!!