Waiting on Wednesday 10/16/19

“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

The Last Human by Zack Jordan (March 24, 2020 by Del Rey)

As you know, I’m always on the lookout for my next favorite oddball sci-fi, and this one caught my eye earlier in the week.

“The last human in the universe is on the run from a godlike intelligence in this rip-roaring debut space opera.

Sarya is the civilized galaxy’s worst nightmare: a Human.

Most days, Sarya doesn’t feel like the most terrifying creature in the galaxy.

Most days, she’s got other things on her mind. Like hiding her identity among the hundreds of alien species roaming the corridors of Watertower Station. Or making sure her adoptive mother doesn’t casually eviscerate one of their neighbors. Again.

And most days, she can almost accept that she’ll never know the truth–that she’ll never know why humanity was deemed too dangerous to exist. Or whether she really is–impossibly–the lone survivor of a species destroyed a millennium ago.

That is, until an encounter with a bounty hunter and a miles-long kinetic projectile leaves her life and her perspective shattered.

Thrown into the universe at the helm of a stolen ship–with the dubious assistance of a rebellious spacesuit, an android death enthusiast on his sixtieth lifetime, and a ball of fluff with an IQ in the thousands–Sarya begins to uncover an impossible truth.

What if humanity’s death and her own existence are simply two moves in a demented cosmic game, one played out by vast alien intellects? Stranger still, what if these mad gods are offering Sarya a seat at their table–and a second chance for humanity?

The Last Human is a sneakily brilliant, gleefully oddball space-opera debut–a masterful play on perspective, intelligence, and free will, wrapped in a rollicking journey through a strange and crowded galaxy.”

19 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 10/16/19

  1. Now this sounds fun. I love quirky SF sometimes, and the idea of being the last human- that’s pretty terrifying! Plus having to blend in with all the aliens. 🙂

    Oh and I saw your comment about SWTOR on my Sunday Post- sorry I’ve been trash at returning comments lately!!!- but anyway yes I am still playing, although I’ve hardly had any time so I’m still on Coruscant with my Jedi Consular. I’m liking it so far, it’s nice to be back in that world! 🙂

    I need to get back to my Smuggler too!

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  2. Okay, you had me at “making sure her adoptive mother doesn’t casually eviscerate one of their neighbors. Again.” This sounds like way too much fun.

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  3. Ooh this is new to me! It sounds a little wacky, though. And speaking of Del Rey, maybe you can help. I cannot find the Del Rey catalogs anywhere on Edelweiss. I feel like I’ve looked through the entire Penguin list. Where do you find their books? They must be hiding somewhere??

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