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Club Codex (September 2023): “The Kaiju Preservation Society” by John Scalzi
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Club Codex (September 2023): “The Kaiju Preservation Society” by John Scalzi

Read and discuss this year’s Locus award winner for best novel
“Sidewise” by Brian S. Pauls, 2023; Digital illustration created in Midjourney
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September kicks off the first month of Club Codex!

Our inaugural book is John Scalzi’s The Kaiju Preservation Society. This alternate-universe adventure won him the Locus award for best novel in June.

From the publisher’s website:

“When COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food delivery apps. That is, until Jamie makes a delivery to an old acquaintance, Tom, who works at what he calls 'an animal rights organization.' Tom’s team needs a last-minute grunt to handle things on their next field visit. Jamie, eager to do anything, immediately signs on.

What Tom doesn't tell Jamie is that the animals his team cares for are not here on Earth. Not our Earth, at least. In an alternate dimension, massive dinosaur-like creatures named Kaiju roam a warm, human-free world. They're the universe's largest and most dangerous panda and they're in trouble.

It's not just the Kaiju Preservation Society who have found their way to the alternate world. Others have, too. And their carelessness could cause millions back on our Earth to die.”

Here's our discussion schedule for September:

Week of September 3: Chapters 1-4

Week of September 10: Chapters 5-9

Week of September 17: Chapters 10-13

Week of September 24: Chapters 14-18

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Please restrict posted comments to the chapters we are currently discussing/have discussed. This will help protect other participants from spoilers. Thank you!

I look forward to meeting and sharing ideas with each of you. :)

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