Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: Amped by Daniel H. Wilson

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

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Amped: A Novel by Daniel H. Wilson

Technology makes them superhuman. But mere mortals want them kept in their place. The New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse creates a stunning, near-future world where technology and humanity clash in surprising ways. The result? The perfect summer blockbuster

As he did in Robopocalypse, Daniel Wilson masterfully envisions a frightening near-future world. In Amped, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities—and rights—of "amplified" humans. On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, twenty-nine-year-old Owen Gray joins the ranks of a new persecuted underclass known as "amps." Owen is forced to go on the run, desperate to reach an outpost in Oklahoma where, it is rumored, a group of the most enhanced amps may be about to change the world—or destroy it.

Once again, Daniel H. Wilson's background as a scientist serves him well in this technologically savvy thriller that delivers first-rate entertainment, as Wilson takes the "what if" question in entirely unexpected directions. Fans of Robopocalypse are sure to be delighted, and legions of new fans will want to get "amped" this summer. (June 5, 2012)

While I have yet to read Robopocalypse (it's sitting in my TBR pile, I promise!), I'm really excited for this one. Technically,  I'm not really waiting, since I got the ARC last week, but I am anticipating the read.

10 comments:

  1. Oh, I haven't heard of this one before, but it really sounds great! :)

    Patricia // My WOW

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  2. I haven't heard of this one before, but Roboapocalypse is on my TBR list too!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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  3. This does sound tempting...thanks for sharing!

    Here's MY WOW POST

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  4. I haven't read "Robopocalypse" yet either, but I'd add this one just on it's description alone. Great pick (as always).

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  5. I also have Robopocalypse on my TBR pile, just didn't get to it last year. I'm looking forward to catching up so I can read this!

    Here's my WOW.

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  6. I haven't heard of this book or roboapocalypse before...both of them sound good! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog :)

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  7. I haven't heard of either book, but this one sounds realy good thanks for stoping by!!!

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  8. I have to agree, this does sound like a book worth waiting for!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani (new GFC follower)
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  9. Wow this sounds great! It most be that much more the better since the author had a background as a scientist!

    Maria @ Fantasy's Ink

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  10. This is really intriguing- hopefully the sciencewould be top notch and no plot holes!

    My WoW: http://www.pocketfulofbooks.com/2012/04/waiting-on-wednesday_18.html

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