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 – Fearless by Allen Stroud – release date – 8th September
#military science fiction #space opera #feisty heroine
BLURB: AD 2118. Humanity has colonised the Moon, Mars, Ceres and Europa. Captain Ellisa Shann commands Khidr, a search and rescue ship with a crew of twenty-five, tasked to assist the vast commercial freighters that supply the different solar system colonies.
Shann has no legs and has taken to life in zero-g partly as a result. She is a talented tactician who has a tendency to take too much on her own shoulders. Now, while on a regular six-month patrol through the solar system, Khidr picks up a distress call from the freighter Hercules…
I am always a sucker for a fabulous spacescape – so this cover immediately caught my attention. And then the blurb. How interesting – a protagonist with a significant disability! That also caught my attention – and then the deal was clinched by the mention of the freighter Hercules. Because… SPACE SHIPS😊!
Looking forward to tucking into this one, as I am in need of a cracking space opera adventure in my life…
What an eye-catching cover! I hope you enjoy this one when you get hold of a copy. 🙂
Thank you, Hayley – I’m really looking forward to tucking into this one:)).
This does sound good. I didn’t know Flame Tree Press published space opera! Thanks for making me aware of this😁
I didn’t know either! Looking at their site, it looks as though this is a new addition. So I’m really pleased to read this one:).
Flame Tree Press has such great titles. I’m sure this will be a hit for you!
Thank you, Barb – I’m really looking forward to it:)).
Yes, what a gorgeous cover! Military Sci-fi can be hit or miss with me, I usually turn to my tried-and-true authors for that, but this does look good…
You’re right – but I’m always on the hunt for someone new and spiffy, too:)
This sounds like a fun read. I love a good space opera.
It does, doesn’t it? I’m really looking forward to reading it:)
I’m looking for a new sci fi read after just finishing a really great series. Adding this to my list!
The distress call and Hercules sound very mysterious — and ominous (dun dun dun) And you were right about the cover — that spaceship definitely gets your attention rightaway, doesn’t it?
It’s a wonderful cover! And yes – dun, dun, dun! indeed…
This is the sort of cover that only a few short years ago would have me running for the hills – strange how tastes change because I really enjoy this style these days.
Yes – I know what you mean. Though covers go through fashions, too, so I suppose we’re influenced by that.