Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

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

This week's WoW selection is:

The Darwin Elevator by Jason M. Hough

Publisher: Del Rey
Date: July 30, 2013

In the mid-23rd century, Darwin, Australia, stands as the last human city on Earth. The world has succumbed to an alien plague, with most of the population transformed into mindless, savage creatures. The planet’s refugees flock to Darwin, where a space elevator—created by the architects of this apocalypse, the Builders—emits a plague-suppressing aura.

Skyler Luiken has a rare immunity to the plague. Backed by an international crew of fellow “immunes,” he leads missions into the dangerous wasteland beyond the aura’s edge to find the resources Darwin needs to stave off collapse. But when the Elevator starts to malfunction, Skyler is tapped—along with the brilliant scientist, Dr. Tania Sharma—to solve the mystery of the failing alien technology and save the ragged remnants of humanity.


I don't read a lot of sci-fi, but this sounds more like an action novel with sci-fi elements. Perfect summer reading...

7 comments:

Bob Milne said...

I've been sitting on the ARC of this for what seems like months. Planning to get a read/review up in the next few weeks.

Here's myWOW.

Pabkins said...

Oh I'm seriously looking forward to this one too! I've been getting more and more into sci fi

Blodeuedd said...

It does sound cool

Spaz said...

Is Casper Van Dien a book cover model now? ;)

Maurice Mitchell said...

Australia is the last frontier in a plague. I never saw that one coming.

SQT said...

@Spaz- That's pretty funny. I used to live in L.A. and would actually see Van Dien fairly often at the grocery store. That guy on the cover *does* look a lot like him.

William Silvia said...

By the way, this is the 2,000th post on this blog. Congrats!