Waiting on Wednesday 11/08/17

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick

Before Mars by Emma Newman (April 17, 2018 by Ace Books)

In honor of Sci-Fi November, I’m featuring sci-fi picks for my Waiting on Wednesday posts this month. Up next is this highly anticipated third volume of Emma Newman’s Planetfall sequence, though like the previous installments, it can be read as a standalone!

“After months of travel, Anna Kubrick finally arrives on Mars for her new job as a geologist and de facto artist-in-residence. Already she feels like she is losing the connection with her husband and baby at home on Earth–and she’ll be on Mars for over a year. Throwing herself into her work, she tries her best to fit in with the team.

But in her new room on the base, Anna finds a mysterious note written in her own handwriting, warning her not to trust the colony psychologist. A note she can’t remember writing. She unpacks her wedding ring, only to find it has been replaced by a fake. 

Finding a footprint in a place the colony AI claims has never been visited by humans, Anna begins to suspect that her assignment isn’t as simple as she was led to believe. Is she caught up in an elaborate corporate conspiracy, or is she actually losing her mind? Regardless of what horrors she might discover, or what they might do to her sanity, Anna has find the truth before her own mind destroys her.”

17 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 11/08/17”

  1. Ooh I like the sound of this one. Imagine finding a note in your own handwriting and not remembering writing it- that would be creepy! Plus the MArs angle of course. 🙂 Sounds pretty good!!


  2. This sounds so good – and I like that these can be read as standalones. I haven’t read the previous books but hopefully will do but, just in case, good to know I can dive straight in with this one. It sounds a bit like a psychological mindbender which I think I would like.
    Lynn 😀


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