Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Home Fires by Gene Wolfe

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, where you can spotlight an upcoming release you can't wait for!

My must-read wil be released on the 18th of February in 2011. It's a science-fiction novel and the summary on Amazon just sounded very exciting. It's sort of a distopian, sci-fi, romantic novel.

Gene Wolfe takes us to a future North America at once familiar and utterly strange. A young man and woman, Skip and Chelle, fall in love in college and marry, but she is enlisted in the military, there is a war on, and she must serve her tour of duty before they can settle down. But the military is fighting a war with aliens in distant solar systems, and her months in the service will be years in relative time on Earth. Chelle returns to recuperate from severe injuries, after months of service, still a young woman but not necessarily the same person while Skip is in his forties and a wealthy businessman, but eager for her return. Still in love (somewhat to his surprise and delight), they go on a Caribbean cruise to resume their marriage. Their vacation rapidly becomes a complex series of challenges, not the least of which are spies, aliens, and battles with pirates who capture the ship for ransom. There is no writer in science fiction like Gene Wolfe and no science fiction novel like HOME FIRES.  Amazon
So what book are you waiting for?


4 comments:

  1. A superb pick! It looks really intereasting. Happy Reading :)
    Check out what I'm Waiting On Wednesday

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

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  2. This one does sound good - thanks for the heads up about it!

    Our WOW pick is at BookSake.

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  3. I'm trying to get into Science Fiction. Even trying to write a story in that realm. This books sounds pretty good and I'll be checking it out. Thanks. Nice choice. I wish you had a cover to show!

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  4. Shadows of a Down East Summer: An Antique Print Mystery
    By Lea Wait
    Publication date: April 1, 2011

    In the summer of 1890, two young women posed for artist Winslow Homer on the coast of Maine. What happened that summer, the secrets the women kept, and the lies they told, changed their families forever. Now, more than a hundred years later, one of their descendants has been murdered, leaving to antique print dealer Maggie Summer the family papers that may finally reveal the truth. Maggie's vision of a relaxing vacation in Maine- antiquing with beau Will Brewer and visiting his Aunt Nettie- turns into a murder investigation. Maggie must discover which of the family myths are based on reality, before someone she cares about becomes the next victim. With the centennial of Homer's death in 2010, there is renewed interest in his work and in the renovation of his studio in Prouts Neck, Maine, where some of the novel's action takes place.

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