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The Stars are Legion
By Kameron Hurley

Discussed May 2020

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  1. Did you read the book? Did you like it?
  2. What is the Legion?
  3. What did you think of the world building? Organic worlds and technology?
  4. Why do you think the author created a world with only women? How does it influence/affect the story?
  5. Discuss the attitudes toward motherhood and pregnancy. Contrast Lord Mokshi, (2620), Casamir (Kindle edition at 3505), and Arankadash (3511), for example.
  6. What does freedom mean in the context of these worlds? (3530)
  7. Is Zan a more reliable narrator because she has no memory?
  8. Does the division between the upper and lower worlds work in terms of the narrative? Is it believable? Does it have to be?
  9. What does it mean to give birth to a world?
  10. What did you think of the ending? Did the recorded messages from earlier incarnations of Zan seem too pat, or did this work with the story?
  11. Have you read anything else by Kameron Hurley? How does this compare?
  12. Extra credit 1: Reviews/interviews have characterized this as a space opera. Is it?
  13. Extra credit 2: Can you explain to me exactly who has which womb by the end of the story?
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