Megan E. O’Keefe’s Velocity Weapon is an excellent entry into the annals of modern science fiction, tackling many of the major through-notes at the core of the genre since science fiction became a genre all its own. It raises all of the best questions of science fiction, and does so in a thoughtful manner that provides answers as much as it provokes questions. Around these, O’Keefe builds a devastating, astonishing, and ultimately hopeful story that is ripe for a lively and lengthy discussion.
Whether your book club is preparing to discuss it, or you’ve read it on your own and are looking for more, I hope the questions below will help guide you.
Note: If you haven’t read Velocity Weapon, you can read my review of it here.
Please let me know if you use these questions, find them helpful, or think I missed something. And of course I would love to see your answers to any (or all) of these questions in the comments. Happy discussing!
Of course, MAJOR SPOILER WARNINGS below: