Waiting on Wednesday 08/11/21

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

Last Exit by Max Gladstone (February 22, 2022 by Tor Books)

While browsing Amazon the other day, I was pretty excited to see this cover and description of an upcoming release by Max Gladstone, whose Craft Sequence books I really enjoyed. And it sounds pretty awesome too1

“American Gods meets The Amber Chronicles in Max Gladstone’s Last Exit: A hitchhiker wizard gathers her estranged friends to defend the world from her long lost lover—and the monsters that return with her.

Imagine that the American highway system is a vast magical network binding city to city. By soaking up magic from intentionally directionless travel, initiates can slip into alternate realities. Stray too far from our America, though, and things get weird. And dangerous. And terrifying.

When visionary mathematician Zelda Qiang was in college, she learned how to travel from one alternate reality to another. Her response was to take her friends on a road trip to strange new worlds. Six of them set out. Only five returned. Zelda’s lover, Sal, betrayed them: she walked into the jags—sharp cutting shadows like cracks in space—and didn’t come back.

Now Zelda still walks the road alone, a wandering magus keeping the jags from breaking through. But now Sal is coming back—with Dark Things in tow.”

12 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 08/11/21”

  1. This does sound interesting, and it reminds me vaguely of R.S. Belcher’s Brotherhood of the Wheel and possibly some of his other books in the same world, at least in how the highway system has magical connections. I’ve yet to try anything by Max Gladstone so I’d certainly be up for trying this one.

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