Waiting on Wednesday 11/12/14
“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that lets us feature upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!
Since it’s Sci-Fi Month and I really liked Tammy’s (from Books, Bones & Buffy) idea of only featuring upcoming science-fiction titles in WoWs in November, I was struck by the inspiration to try that too! Let’s see how that goes, though there’s always a bunch of science-fiction releases on my radar that I’m looking forward to. Anything by Scalzi, for example, immediately goes into my to-read list. And I couldn’t be more excited to discover this direct sequel to his 2013 serialized novel The Human Division, and it is technically the sixth book of the Old Man’s War sequence. Have I mentioned how much I love this series? I have? Many times? Well, I do!
Humans expanded into space…only to find a universe populated with multiple alien species bent on their destruction. Thus was the Colonial Union formed, to help protect us from from a hostile universe. The Colonial Union used the Earth and its excess population for colonists and soldiers. It was a good arrangement…for the Colonial Union. Then the Earth said: no more.
Now the Colonial Union is living on borrowed time—a couple of decades at most, before the ranks of the Colonial Defense Forces are depleted and the struggling human colonies are vulnerable to the alien species who have been waiting for the first sign of weakness, to drive humanity to ruin. And there’s another problem: A group, lurking in the darkness of space, playing human and alien against each other—and against their own kind —for their own unknown reasons.
In this collapsing universe, CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson and the Colonial Union diplomats he works with race against against the clock to discover who is behind attacks on the Union and on alien races, to seek peace with a suspicious, angry Earth, and keep humanity’s union intact…or else risk oblivion, and extinction—and the end of all things.”