Waiting on Wednesdays is the brainchild of Jill at Breaking the Spine, and because Jill isn’t hosting it any more, I’m now linking up with Can’t Wait Wednesday at Wishful Endings. Stop over there and link up your “Can’t Wait” book of the week!
It’s Sci Fi Month, in case you haven’t heard, and this month, starting today, all my Waiting on Wednesday picks will be science fiction. This book sounds CRAZY and I know it’s super far away, but I had to share:
It’s the twenty-fourth century. Humanity has spread throughout the solar system–but for most of us, life is as precarious as it was in Dickensian England. Brothers Achille, Marcantonio, and Nore have been raised rich, but after their father spends the family fortune and puts a laser to his head, they’re forced to face facts. The wealthy Luke Bailey is willing to pay top dollar for what’s left of their estate, enough to buy Achille a commission in the space Navy. But only if Marcantonio and Nore will both become female–Marcantonio to marry Luke, and Nore to be their spinster housekeeper, for as long as Luke lives.
Over the next two decades, the now-female Marcantonio and Nore struggle to make lives for themselves in the service of their wealthy keeper. Then the alien invasion arrives.
Poor Relations by Jo Walton. Releases in September 2018 from Tor Books. I have to admit I’ve never read Walton before, but this book will definitely propel me to try her out. The blurb certainly doesn’t sound like science fiction, but I’m intrigued!