Waiting on Wednesday 08/15/18

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

Atlas Alone by Emma Newman (April 16, 2019 by Ace Books)

I was so excited to find out Before Mars would not be the final book in the Planetfall series. There is at least one more, in Atlas Alone, and like the previous books, the cover is extraordinarily pretty. The protagonist is a gamer too, which is a hook I just can’t resist. Some hints of Ender’s Game in this one, perhaps?

“Hugo Award winner Emma Newman returns to the captivating Planetfall universe with a novel about vengeance, and a woman deciding if she can become a murderer to save the future of humanity.

Six months after she left Earth, Dee is struggling to manage her rage toward the people who ordered the nuclear strike that destroyed the world. She’s trying to find those responsible, and to understand why the ship is keeping everyone divided into small groups, but she’s not getting very far alone. 

A dedicated gamer, she throws herself into mersives to escape and is approached by a designer who asks her to play test his new game. It isn’t like any game she’s played before. Then a character she kills in the climax of the game turns out to bear a striking resemblance to a man who dies suddenly in the real world at exactly the same time. A man she discovers was one of those responsible for the death of millions on Earth. 

Disturbed, but thinking it must be a coincidence, Dee pulls back from gaming and continues the hunt for information. But when she finds out the true plans for the future colony, she realizes that to save what is left of humanity, she may have to do something that risks losing her own.”

24 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 08/15/18”

  1. Ooh I liked Before Mars so I will definitely be taking a hard look at this one! I was so intrigued by the way that one ended, and while I realize this is a different story, I want to know more. 🙂


  2. I came THIS close to ditching my scheduled wow post when I saw this cover reveal, but I was too tired, lol. Obviously an awesome choice, I’m so excited!


  3. Hmm, I was intrigued, right up to the immersive gamer part. I just don’t get it . . . just can’t get engaged in reading about somebody fictional playing a game. There’s some sort of emotional disconnect there for me.


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