Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Leviathan Wakes

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I love reading from a variety of genres so I thought I'd spice it up with a SF/Fantasy pick this week.  When I heard that George R.R. Martin called it a "kick-ass space opera" I was sold!  Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey is the newest addition to my TBR list although, luckily, I will only have to wait until mid-June to get my hands on it!

Goodreads Summary:
Welcome to the future. Humanity has colonized the solar system – Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond – but the stars are still out of our reach.

Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, The Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for – and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew. War is brewing in the system unless he can find out who left the ship and why.

Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money and money talks. When the trail leads him to The Scopuli and rebel sympathizer, Holden, he realizes that this girl may be the key to everything.

Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries, and secretive corporations – and the odds are against them. But out in the Belt, the rules are different, and one small ship can change the fate of the universe.

Wow!  Sounds epic, no?


  1. I love reading a good fantasy every once in a while and this one looks great- good pick!

  2. This is a great choice.

    I am a new follower :)

    My WoW for this week,

  3. Thanks ladies...and a special thank you to Sharon for following!