#ScifiMonth Waiting on Wednesday 11/02/2022

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

Rubicon by J.S. Dewes (March 28, 2023 by Tor Books)

“J. S. Dewes, author of The Last Watch and The Exiled Fleet, returns with a new science fiction space opera that melds elements of Scalzi’s Old Man’s War with Edge of Tomorrow.

Sergeant Adriene Valero wants to die.

She can’t.

After enduring a traumatic resurrection for the ninety-sixth time, Valero is reassigned to a special forces unit and outfitted with a cutting-edge virtual intelligence aid. They could turn the tide in the war against intelligent machines dedicated to the assimilation, or destruction, of humanity.

When her VI suddenly achieves sentience, Valero is drawn into the machinations of an enigmatic major who’s hell-bent on ending the war—by any means necessary.”

*  All SciFi Month artwork courtesy of Simon Fetscher.

14 Comments on “#ScifiMonth Waiting on Wednesday 11/02/2022”

  1. What gives me pause is that it uses the name of the MOVIE instead of referencing the light novel (All You Need is Kill). Makes me think the publishers don’t know the source material at all, which means anything they have to say about” comparison” is full of bull kaka.
    Plus, anytime I see “like X and Y” I’m automatically suspicious because it means they can’t even come up with their own blurb…


    • I think the blurb says more about who they intend the book’s audience to be than the ones who wrote the synopsis. I definitely think they want to sell the action adventure vibe of the book, and too few people know of the source material because the original was in Japanese.

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