Waiting on Wednesday 05/02/18
“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!
Gamers training to become Mecha pilots to fight Nazis? Sign me up please. Mecha Samurai Empire takes place in the same world as United States of Japan, an alternate history novel described as a spiritual successor to The Man in the High Castle. Haven’t read USJ yet? Fear not, because this is also a standalone focusing on an entirely different part of that universe. I got a surprise ARC this weekend, and I just couldn’t wait to share my excitement with you all!
“Makoto Fujimoto grew up in California, but with a difference–his California is part of the United States of Japan. After Germany and Japan won WWII, the United States fell under their control. Growing up in this world, Mac plays portical games, haphazardly studies for the Imperial Exam, and dreams of becoming a mecha pilot. Only problem: Mac’s grades are terrible. His only hope is to pass the military exam and get into the prestigious mecha pilot training program at Berkeley Military Academy.
When his friend Hideki’s plan to game the test goes horribly wrong, Mac washes out of the military exam too. Perhaps he can achieve his dream by becoming a civilian pilot. But with tensions rising between Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany and rumors of collaborators and traitors abounding, Mac will have to stay alive long enough first…”