SQT's can't wait to read selection is:
Invisibility by Andrea Creamer and David Levithan
Publication Date: May 2013
Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figure out a way to break the curse.
But things don’t go as planned, especially when Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking his anger out on everyone he sees. In the end, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of a sacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible — because the answer could mean the difference between life and death. At least for Elizabeth.
The description for this book is why I keep coming back to YA fiction-- it's so inventive. I think Creamer and Levithan are both pretty good writers, so I have high hopes for this one.
Jim's can't wait to read selection is:
Space: 1999 - Aftershock and Awe
Publisher: Archaia Entertainment
Date: November 6, 2012
In an alternate universe where JFK was never assassinated, mankind has already suffered through World War III, unified into a single world government, and built a base on the moon by the year 1999!
September 13th: 1999 - An atomic accident causes the moon to be blown out of orbit and hurled into the unknown, the survivors of the lunar base stationed there launched towards their destiny across the stars. But what of the cataclysm and wanton destruction caused to the Earth in its wake?
This groundbreaking retro-reintroduction to the sci-fi hit series begins with AFTERSHOCK, which follows nine lives who are forever changed by the carnage left in the moon's wake. Told from the point of view of those left behind on a ravaged Earth, AFTERSHOCK explores the scientific, environmental, and social political repercussions of a world left with no moon.
The story continues in AWE, which adapts the pilot episode of SPACE: 1999 "Breakaway", as seen through the personal logs of Commander John Koenig and Professor Victor Bergman on Moonbase Alpha -- expanded to include both new and unfilmed material, and utilizing the remastered art of comics legend Gray Morrow as a basis for this revolutionary retelling.
Man, I remember loving this TV show as a young kid. I haven't seen it in years, but the idea of revisiting it through a more modern sensibility sounds intriguing. Exploring the world left behind after the Moon is pushed out of orbit should make for a nice twist on the post-apocalyptic tales we normally get.