It’s our first book club episode! Amanda, Elyse, Carrie, and I discuss a suggestion from Holly in our Patreon: Mercenary Instinct by Ruby Lionsdrake.
We have a lot to talk about, and I have a few notes for you before we start.
First: TW/CW for discussion of threat of rape and sexual assault off and on throughout the episode.
Second: Spoilers ahoy. We can’t really talk about the book in detail without sharing the details, right?
Our hope is that you read the book, too, and can follow along and respond to our discussion. But don’t worry - I’m going include a plot summary just before we start our conversation.
Among the questions we answer:
What were our reactions to the story, the world (and the space), the hero, the heroine, and the surrounding characters?
Did the bad guy need to put out a bounty on them in the first place?
Does hanging out in space make you 22% dumber because of low oxygen and bra strangulation?
How many other science fiction/space ensembles can we mention in one episode? HARD TO SAY.
Which is your preference: hot shower or scary horny?
How many missed opportunities were there for epic poop jokes?
When there’s carnivorous plants, velociraptors, a massive storm, and a spaceship crash, when is the best time to make out?
We take a brief side tour into what we’re currently reading and then wrap up with our grade.
What about you? What did you think of Mercenary Instinct? We’d love to hear what you thought of it!