The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was the 28th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: Jun 1, 2011 - Jul, 2011

How/Why was this book chosen:

It won a Poll of Female Sci-Fi Books voted on by Sword & Laser's Goodreads Group

Votes % Book Author
33 35.9 The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
24 26.1 Downbelow Station C.J. Cherryh
18 19.6 The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin
12 13 Among Others Jo Walton
3 3.3 Voodoo Planet Andre Norton
2 2.2 The Female Man Joanna Russ

Sword & Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of The Hunger Games

Sword & Laser Podcasts: Kick Off: S&L 64 Check In: S&L 65 Wrap Up: S&L 66

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsEdit

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival