#SciFiMonth Waiting on Wednesday 11/06/2019

“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

Unreconciled by W. Michael Gear (May 12th 2020 by DAW)

In honor of Sci-Fi Month, I’m featuring sci-fi picks for my Waiting on Wednesday posts for the whole of November. First up is the fourth Donovan novel – just when I thought things had come to an end, along comes another book to get me excited all over again! I was thrilled when I found out the series was going beyond what I thought was a trilogy, and I can’t wait to dive back in to this world.

“The fourth book in the thrilling Donovan sci-fi series returns to a treacherous alien planet where corporate threats and dangerous creatures imperil the lives of the colonists.

Where does one put a messianic cult of practicing cannibals? That becomes the question when Ashanti appears in Donovan’s skies. She was designed for no more than four years in space. It’s taken ten. The crew has sealed the transportees onto a single deck–and over the years, the few survivors down there have become monsters. Lead by the messiah, Batuhan, they call themselves the Unreconciled.

Supervisor Kalico Aguila settles them at remote Tyson Station. With the discovery of a wasting disease among the Unreconciled, it’s up to Kalico, Dya Simonov, and Mark Talbot to try and deal with the epidemic. Only Batuhan has plans of his own–and Kalico and her people are to be the main course.

Talina Perez has brokered an uneasy truce with the quetzal molecules that float in her blood. Now, she, young Kylee Simonov, a quetzal named Flute, and a clueless nobleman named Taglioni rush to save Kalico’s vanished party.

But as always, Donovan is playing its own deadly game. Lurking in the forest outside Tyson Base is an old and previously unknown terror that even quetzals fear. And it has already begun to hunt.”

21 Comments on “#SciFiMonth Waiting on Wednesday 11/06/2019”

  1. I’m soooooooooo far behind. But the first book was one of my first real sci-fi reads and I loved it. I have the other two waiting for me patiently…well, maybe not so patiently. Of course, I don’t think I’ve ever gotten over the ending in the first one. I still miss a certain someone!


    • Hmm, I would say there’s a slight horror component, but it’s not prominent or a main theme of the series. Most of it revolves around the story line involving a ghost ship, and that’s only one of many threads of the series, so if you’re concerned that it might be too scary, I wouldn’t worry – the books are more skewed towards sci-fi survival adventure!

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  2. My goodness, this series keeps getting better with each book! I finished Pariah a couple of days ago and I can hardly wait to read this one – especially since it promises a more intense focus on Kalico Aguila, who is one of my favorite characters 🙂


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