Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday (141)


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.



FROM GOODREADS: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy meets Eurovision in an over-the-top science fiction spectacle from bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente, in which sentient species compete for glory in a galactic musical contest—where the stakes are as high as the fate of planet Earth.


A century ago, the Sentience Wars tore the galaxy apart and nearly ended the entire concept of intelligent space-faring life. In the aftermath, a curious tradition was invented—something to cheer up everyone who was left and bring the shattered worlds together in the spirit of peace, unity, and understanding.



Once every cycle, the civilizations gather for the Metagalactic Grand Prix—part gladiatorial contest, part beauty pageant, part concert extravaganza, and part continuation of the wars of the past. Instead of competing in orbital combat, the powerful species that survived face off in a competition of song, dance, or whatever can be physically performed in an intergalactic talent show. The stakes are high for this new game, and everyone is forced to compete.



This year, though, humankind has discovered the enormous universe. And while they expected to discover a grand drama of diplomacy, gunships, wormholes, and stoic councils of aliens, they have instead found glitter, lipstick, and electric guitars. Mankind will not get to fight for its destiny—they must sing.



A band of human musicians, dancers, and roadies have been chosen to represent Earth on the greatest stage in the galaxy. And the fate of their species lies in their ability to rock.

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  So I have success with one science fiction novel and I think I must read more?  Who am I kidding, I was initially drawn to the cover, I'm familiar with the author, and it sounds WEIRD and I like weird books.  Those are probably the real reasons.

WHAT BOOK CAN'T YOU WAIT FOR THIS WEEK???

48 comments:

  1. This doesn't sound like a good fit for me, but I'm glad it works for you! I occasionally like a weird sci-fi myself, but I haven't read one in awhile. I'll look for your review whenever you get around to reading this one, and maybe you'll change my mind! 😉

    Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. I'm trying to read more science fiction this year so we'll see how it goes.

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  2. This cracks me up so much -- it's Eurovision in space, and can I jsut say? Best title EVER!

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    1. I know and the cover is so bright and vibrant!

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  3. This sounds very interesting and I agree the cover is fabulous!

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  4. I do like the cover but that would be where it ends for me! Eurovision meets Hitchhiklers Guide...*shudders*!!! Hope you'll enjoy the book though!

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    1. I know you couldn't stand Hitchhiker's so best just to skip this altogether.

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  5. Yes!! I am totally excited about this book. I love Valente's writing and I can't wait to dive in.

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    1. I'm sure I've read something else by her but can't think of it right off hand.

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  6. Oooh! I've never heard of this book, but it looks awesome! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  7. Oh, YAAAAAAASSSS!!! This is right up my alley, or should I say, my planet? Lol!! LOVE that cover, and the synopsis....FUN, FUN, FUN!! Mr. Spock might frown and mutter, "Illogical", but Dr. McCoy would be SO thrilled! Lol. I've already added it to my Goodreads shelves!! Never heard of it before, either. What an AWESOME find, Barb!!!

    Thanks for commenting on my CWW post!! HUGS FOR YOU & THE BOYS, AND WOOF, WOOF TO THEM!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. I thought you might love this one!

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  8. I'm already laughing just reading the blurb. This sounds like it will be so much fun, Barb!

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  9. This sounds great. Hope you enjoy it a lot!

    Renee ~ My CWW

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  10. It does sound weird, but in a good way. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Sometimes weird works for me...sometimes it doesn't.

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  11. I love Catherynne Valente. She's a very imaginative writer. This could be amazing.

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    1. I've heard wonderful things about her...and I just remembered what I read by her - The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. I really liked it and hope to continue that series.

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  12. I love it! I don't read much sci-fi, but who knows? Never say never, right?

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    1. Me either but I'm trying to fix that.

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  13. Hey its always fun to dive into a type when you find one you really enjoy! Hoping you love this one too!

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  14. Space Operas is one sub-genre I need to force myself to read more because I do love it when I read it! I think they just intimidate me a little :) This one sounds bigger than life for example :)

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    1. I know. I think that's why it sounds fun.

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  15. This looks different and you do like weird so I hope you enjoy it.

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  16. I am definitely intrigued by that cover as well! Sounds like a great sci-fi. I hope that you enjoy it. :)

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    1. The cover is awesome. That's what initially caught my attention.

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  17. This sounds fun and so different! Yay for space opera.

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    1. I don't know that I've read any so I really don't know what to expect.

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  18. This does sound fun though. I'm not so sure it would work for me though. I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. I am a teeny bit hesitant but the cover won me over.

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  19. I remember seeing this one and thinking it sounded like a LOT of fun. I hope you love it when you read it.

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  20. Yes! This is one I'm looking forward to as well! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my Wednesday post on Lisa Loves Literature earlier!

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    1. You're always welcome. I can't wait to see what books you are waiting for each week!

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  21. Omg I love that cover! This doesn't sound like one for me, but I hope you love it if you get a chance to read. I would for sure be interested in seeing a review from you for it!

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  22. I'm usually not much of a science fiction fan but this sounds good and I like the cover.

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    1. I'm trying to read more of it. I just read The Prey of Gods and adored it.

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  23. This looks really unique and it completely new to me. I hope you love it, Barb!

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