Waiting on Wednesday 08/26/20

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 Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers (February 16, 2021 by Harper Voyager)

THIS. This is so exciting. I love the Wayfarers books, and this fourth installment in the sequence sounds like it will read like a standalone like the others, but with luck the new story delving into an “often mentioned, but not yet explored” corner of series’ universe will have links to the characters we’ve met before.

“Return to the sprawling, Hugo Award-winning universe of the Galactic Commons to explore another corner of the cosmos—one often mentioned, but not yet explored—in this absorbing entry in the Wayfarers series, which blends heart-warming characters and imaginative adventure.

With no water, no air, and no native life, the planet Gora is unremarkable. The only thing it has going for it is a chance proximity to more popular worlds, making it a decent stopover for ships traveling between the wormholes that keep the Galactic Commons connected. If deep space is a highway, Gora is just your average truck stop.

At the Five-Hop One-Stop, long-haul spacers can stretch their legs (if they have legs, that is), and get fuel, transit permits, and assorted supplies. The Five-Hop is run by an enterprising alien and her sometimes helpful child, who work hard to provide a little piece of home to everyone passing through.

When a freak technological failure halts all traffic to and from Gora, three strangers—all different species with different aims—are thrown together at the Five-Hop. Grounded, with nothing to do but wait, the trio—an exiled artist with an appointment to keep, a cargo runner at a personal crossroads, and a mysterious individual doing her best to help those on the fringes—are compelled to confront where they’ve been, where they might go, and what they are, or could be, to each other.”

14 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 08/26/20”

  1. Ooh nice one! I’m always a little hesitant about space books, but have been pleasantly surprised over the years with the ones I pick up. Hope you enjoy this one!

    Here’s my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  2. Chambers’ Wayfarers is one of the series I most look forward to trying, I’ve read so many great things about it. I think I may have the other three books, at least two sitting on shelves and maybe one waiting in my Kindle. One of these day, very soon, I hope… 🙂


  3. I had no idea these were standalones. I’ve been wanting to read her stuff, but don’t really have time for another series, but maybe I’ll dive right in. 🙂


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