Waiting on Wednesday 05/09/18

“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!

Mogsy’s Pick

Mass Effect: Annihilation by Catherynne M. Valente (September 4, 2018 by Titan Books)

Mass Effect.

Catherynne M. Valente.

‘Nuff said.

“An official tie-in to the hit video game Mass Effect: Andromeda, written by award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente

An official tie-in to the hit video game Mass Effect: Andromeda. As the Quarian ark Keelah Si’yah sails toward the Andromeda galaxy, it carries 20,000 colonists from several races including the Drell, Elcor, and Batarians. Along the way a routine check reveals that many of the Drell colonists have died in their cryopods, and a pathogen is discovered. It begins to jump species, then the ship’s tech begins to fail, making it clear that this is no accident. It’s murder, and the perpetrator is still on board. The ship’s systems rapidly degrade, and panic spreads among the colonists. To make matters worse, the virus yields a terrible swelling of the brain that causes madness, hallucinations, and leads to violence. If the ship’s crew can’t restore their technology and find a cure, the Keelah Si’yah will never make it to the Nexus.”

19 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 05/09/18”

  1. Agh I’ve never played Mass Effect but I want to. And the premise sounds awesome. Death in cryopods and a horrible virus=win 🙂


  2. For some reason I cannot wrap my head around these two things being together- Valente and Mass Effect. But hey, I know you will read this and let us know if it works or not!


  3. Apart from knowing that Mass Effect is a game, this is very uncharted territory for me, but the concept of the book sounds very intriguing: I might have to ask Google to help me fill the blanks, so I can read this one with the hope of understanding the background… 🙂


  4. Ive recently played ME2 almost to the end, only to find out the disc(previously owned) is too scratched to advance me to next lvl or as it seemed to the ending😔


    • To be honest, I can pretty much take it or leave it with the ME franchise. I love the original trilogy, but after the way ME3 was handled and my “meh” response towards Andromeda, I would be happy to simply move on with my good memories from the games and leave it at that 🙂 But I will ALWAYS read the media tie in novels 😀

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  5. I do like Valente so definitely ’nuff’ said – and I love the cover. It’s funny how tastes changes – I wouldn’t have glanced twice at a cover like that not so long ago.
    Lynn 😀


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