Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a blog meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming books.

This week's WoW selection is:

Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh
Publisher: Orbit
Date: June 11, 2013

In the future, love is complicated and death is not necessarily the end. Love Minus Eighty follows several interconnected people in a disquieting vision of romantic life in the century to come.

There's Rob, who accidentally kills a jogger, then sacrifices all to visit her in a cryogenic dating facility, seeking forgiveness but instead falling in love.

Veronika, a shy dating coach, finds herself coaching the very woman who is stealing the man she loves.

And Mira, a gay woman accidentally placed in a heterosexual dating center near its inception, desperately seeks a way to reunite with her frozen partner as the years pass.

In this daring and big-hearted novel based on the Hugo-winning short story, the lovelorn navigate a word in which technology has reached the outer limits of morality and romance.

I recently read Hitchers (also by McIntosh) and really enjoyed it. This sounds sweet and kind of kooky (same feeling you get with "Hitchers") so I'm definitely interested in checking this one out.


booksowlsandtea said...

wow sounds like allot of drama :P But it's also interesting :)

Nina @ Death Books and Tea said...

Had this on my TBR for some time. It's an interesting look at futuristic romance. Never heard of Hitchers though-will look it up.

Bob Milne said...

Hmm . . . sounds a bit odd, but intriguing at the same time. Might be worth a look.

Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

Divergent Gryffindor said...

This is really weird for me.. Turns out I'm really picky on Dystopian! :)
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Blodeuedd said...

I have not come across this one before :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Hmm, new on completely to me as well. Thank you for sharing a new one. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

that first story idea reminds me of a piece I did in Midnight in Rosary, called "River Road, Night Music." A guy hits a woman who is trying to commit suicide, but doesn't kill her and visits her in the hospital. Strange occurrences ensue.