Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday (116)

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: When the Krakau came to Earth, they planned to invite humanity into a growing alliance of sentient species.

This would have worked out better for all involved if they hadn’t arrived after a mutated plague wiped out half the planet, turned the rest into shambling, near-unstoppable animals, and basically destroyed human civilization. You know—your standard apocalypse.

The Krakau’s first impulse was to turn their ships around and go home. After all, it’s hard to establish diplomatic relations with mindless savages who eat your diplomats.

Their second impulse was to try to fix us.

A century later, human beings might not be what they once were, but at least they’re no longer trying to eat everyone. Mostly.

Marion “Mops” Adamopoulos is surprisingly bright (for a human). As a Lieutenant on the Earth Mercenary Corps Ship Pufferfish, she’s in charge of the Shipboard Hygiene and Sanitation team. When a bioweapon attack by an alien race wipes out the Krakau command crew and reverts the rest of the humans to their feral state, only Mops and her team are left with their minds intact.

Escaping the attacking aliens—not to mention her shambling crewmates—is only the beginning. Sure, Mops and her assortment of space janitors and plumbers can clean the ship, but flying the damn thing is another matter. As they struggle to keep the Pufferfish functioning and find a cure for their crew, they stumble onto a conspiracy that could threaten the entire alliance.

A conspiracy born from the truth of what happened on Earth all those years ago…

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  This sounds weird...and fun...which I totally enjoy in books from time to time.  Plus, I've read most of Jim C. Hines' Magic Ex Libris series and I enjoyed it as well.

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

28 comments:

  1. I'm not a huge fan of scifi but this does sound fun!

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    1. I don't read a lot either but this one sounds like one I can manage. Plus I like his other series I mentioned.

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  2. This sounds fun and action-packed - I hope you enjoy it!

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  3. This sounds like such a blast! I love how this is a mix of both post-apocalypse and science fiction. Great pick! :)

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    1. Sometimes you just need to read a book that's a lot of fun.

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  4. I don't read a lot of scifi but I do like the sounds of this one. Nice pick!

    Jenea's Book Obsession

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  5. Definitely sounds weird with fun potential. I'm not much for zombies though. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Well I figure these zombies might be worth a few laughs.

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  6. I don't usually read Sci-Fi, but this one does look very tempting. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  7. Hope you get your hands on this one soon! Sounds good!
    Check out my CWW

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    1. I love the critter/bug on the cover too!

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  8. I don't read much sci-fi, but this does sound exciting.

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    1. I don't either but don't think I will be able to resist this one.

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  9. Yeah, I loved the look of this one too. I definitely want to give this a try.
    Lynn :D

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  10. Oooh! This looks like an interesting book! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  11. What a fun cover! This sounds like quite an adventure.

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  12. This one sounds just weird enough to be great. I hope you love it.

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    1. Yep. I enjoyed his other series so I have a good feeling about this one.

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  13. OMG, this sounds like so much fun too! And weird, but still fun!

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    1. With a cover like that it better be fun!

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  14. WOWZA!!! What an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING pick this week, Barb!!!! Yeah, "weird" is right up my alley!! Lol. And that cover!! LOVE it!! It tells me that there will be humor in this book, too, which is GREAT!!

    BTW, I'm a HUGE science fiction fan, AND a diehard Trekkie, too!! (Live long and prosper, you nice human, you!) So this is SO going onto my Goodreadds shelves!!!

    Also, I own a Jim Hines book, which I will now bump up on my TBR. It's "Libriomancer", Book One of the series you've mentioned above.

    Thanks for sharing!! Thanks as well for zooming by my planet and commenting on my own CWW post!! BIG HUGS TO YOU & THE BOYS!! WOOF, WOOF!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

    (KIRK: Ahead Warp Factor 3, Mr. Sulu. SULU: Aye, Captain. SPOCK: But, Captain, that will take us directly into Klingon territory, Captain. KIRK: Well, Mr. Spock, I can appreciate the logic of your statement, but they've invited us to a party. SPOCK: (murmuring unintelligibly to himself) KIRK: What was that, Mr. Spock? SPOCK: Nothing, sir. Very logical, indeed.)

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    1. Thanks for the Star Trek flashbacks. It was one of my Dad's favorite series and I remember watching episodes with him when I was growing up. The boys send sloppy kisses back at ya!

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