I Can't Wait for... A History of What Comes Next by Sylvain Neuve

Science Fiction Books Coming Soon!

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about and have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released, but not necessarily. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, which was originally hosted at Breaking the Spine. 

My pick for this week has been called a sci-fi thriller reminiscent of Blake Crouch and Andy Weir, a darkly satirical first contact thriller, as seen through the eyes of the women who make progress possible and the men who are determined to stop them...


1940s rocketry schematic in red on aged paper
Title:
 A History of What Comes Next
Author: Sylvain Neuve
Publisher: Tor.com
Publication Date: Feb. 2 2021
Genres: Science Fiction
Shelves: Female-authored, Female-fronted

Showing that truth is stranger than fiction, Sylvain Neuvel weaves a sci-fi thriller reminiscent of Blake Crouch and Andy Weir, blending a fast moving, darkly satirical look at 1940s rocketry with an exploration of the amorality of progress and the nature of violence in A History of What Comes Next.

Always run, never fight.

Preserve the knowledge.

Survive at all costs.

Take them to the stars.

Over 99 identical generations, Mia’s family has shaped human history to push them to the stars, making brutal, wrenching choices and sacrificing countless lives. Her turn comes at the dawn of the age of rocketry. Her mission: to lure Wernher Von Braun away from the Nazi party and into the American rocket program, and secure the future of the space race.

But Mia’s family is not the only group pushing the levers of history: an even more ruthless enemy lurks behind the scenes.

A darkly satirical first contact thriller, as seen through the eyes of the women who make progress possible and the men who are determined to stop them...

Comments

  1. Damn! This really sounds like an excellent read. I'm really intrigued!

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  2. This sounds like all sorts of fun - I hope you enjoy it!

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  3. I hadn't heard the Blake Crouch/Andy Weir comparison, now I'm even more excited!

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  4. I am really looking forward to reading this one too. I haven't yet read his other books, but I've been wanting to give his work a try. I hope you and I both enjoy this one when we read it!

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