Waiting on Wednesday 05/15/19

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

Anyone by Charles Soule (December 3, 2019 by Harper Perennial)

Can’t say I’m a big fan of the cover, but when I learned that Charles Soule, the comic book writer who released his novel debut The Oracle Year last year was going to have a new book coming out in late 2019, it went immediately onto my wishlist. Anyone is a brand new story, and I hope that it will follow in the footsteps of The Oracle Year to become another awesome “outside my box” read.

Inside a barn in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a scientist searching for an Alzheimer’s cure throws a switch—and finds herself mysteriously transported into her husband’s body. What begins as a botched experiment will change her life—and the world—forever…

Over two decades later, all across the planet, “flash” technology allows individuals the ability to transfer their consciousness into other bodies for specified periods, paid, registered and legal. Society has been utterly transformed by the process, from travel to warfare to entertainment; “Be anyone with Anyone” the tagline of the company offering this ultimate out-of-body experience. But beyond the reach of the law and government regulators is a sordid black market called the darkshare, where desperate “vessels” anonymously rent out their bodies, no questions asked for any purpose – sex, drugs, crime… or worse.

Anyone masterfully interweaves the present-day story of the discovery and development of the flash with the gritty tale of one woman’s crusade to put an end to the darkness it has brought to the world twenty-five years after its creation. Like Blade Runner crossed with Get Out, Charles Soule’s thought-provoking work of speculative fiction takes us to a world where identity, morality, and technology collide.”

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18 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 05/15/19

  1. Sounds very intriguing – but I probably would have overlooked this completely because of that cover – which, I realise is bad, but it really doesn’t work for me at all and not having read the author yet the name wouldn’t have pulled me in. Sounds like a very interesting concept.
    Lynn 😀

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