Can’t-Wait Wednesday – 23rd May, 2018

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s Can’t-Wait offering – Drop by Drop – Book 1 of the Step by Step trilogy by Morgan Llywelyn

#science fiction #apocalyptic #near future

In this first book in the Step By Step trilogy, global catastrophe occurs as all plastic mysteriously liquefies. All the small components making many technologies possible―Navigation systems, communications, medical equipment―fail.

In Sycamore River, citizens find their lives disrupted as everything they’ve depended on melts around them, with sometimes fatal results. All they can rely upon is themselves. And this is only the beginning . . .

I’ll be honest – it’s that cover that sold with one for me. I do enjoy the occasional apocalyptic adventure and this one sounded intriguingly different. The idea of all the plastics suddenly turning into a gooey mess makes me shudder… No hoover… no washing machine – and worst of all – no computer or phone! Though at least my collection of real books would be readable.

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22 responses »

    • I was feeling quite indifferent about the plastic-free world – until I recalled that my computer wouldn’t exist and then I felt all shivery and a bit sick…

  1. What a horrible (but intriguing….) premise! After reading the synopsis for this book I felt the need to take a look around me and I saw far too many things that would disappear if plastics melted all of a sudden… (((shudder))).
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Oooooooo, that IS a good premise. We’re rather used to the EMP “all electronics shorted out” type of thing, but I don’t recall plastic just melting. And that cover is stunning!

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