Zoom SciFi+ Book Club Meeting

We are now virtual! Drop-ins are welcome, and book selections are available to purchase on our website (see below).

For the May 18th meeting, we will discuss: "American Hippo" by by Sarah Gailey.

To Join the Zoom Meeting: Please RSVP to kimwardvermont@gmail.com.

About American Hippo

In 2017 Sarah Gailey made her debut with River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, two action-packed novellas that introduced readers to an alternate America in which hippos rule the colossal swamp that was once the Mississippi River. Now readers have the chance to own both novellas in American Hippo, a single, beautiful volume.

Years ago, in an America that never was, the United States government introduced herds of hippos to the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This plan failed to take into account some key facts about hippos: they are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two.

By the 1890s, the vast bayou that was once America's greatest waterway belongs to feral hippos, and Winslow Houndstooth has been contracted to take it back. To do so, he will gather a crew of the damnedest cons, outlaws, and assassins to ever ride a hippo. American Hippo is the story of their fortunes, their failures, and his revenge.


Event date: 

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 7:00pm

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United States
American Hippo: River of Teeth, Taste of Marrow, and New Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250176431
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Published: Tor.com - May 22nd, 2018