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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: War Dogs by Greg Bear

"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:

War Dogs by Greg Bear
Expected publication: October 14th 2014 by Orbit

One more tour on the red. Maybe my last.

They made their presence on Earth known thirteen years ago.

Providing technology and scientific insights far beyond what mankind was capable of. They became indispensable advisors and promised even more gifts that we just couldn't pass up. We called them Gurus.

It took them a while to drop the other shoe. You can see why, looking back. It was a very big shoe, completely slathered in crap.

They had been hounded by mortal enemies from sun to sun, planet to planet, and were now stretched thin -- and they needed our help.

And so our first bill came due. Skyrines like me were volunteered to pay the price. As always.

These enemies were already inside our solar system and were moving to establish a beachhead, but not on Earth.

On Mars.


Bear is a science fiction master - I first encountered him when a friend lent me a copy of Eon back in high school - and I'm always up for a good alien invasion tale.

3 comments:

  1. Oh that sounds exciting! Hope you enjoy it once you get it!

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  2. Alien invasion and on Mars! Good to see someone isn't afraid to use Mars as a setting.

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  3. This looks good, and has popped up on my radar a few times. I've never read Greg Bear, I hope his sci-fi won't be too "hard" for me.

    ~Mogsy

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