Can’t Wait Wednesday : Empress of Forever by Max Gladstone

Can't Wait Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is : Empress of Forever by Max Gladstone: this sounds like a whole lot of fun.

Empress of foreverA feminist Guardians of the Galaxy—a smart, swashbuckling, wildly imaginative adventure of a rag-tag team of brilliant misfits, dangerous renegades, and enhanced outlaws in a war-torn future.

A wildly successful innovator to rival Steve Jobs or Elon Musk, Vivian Liao is prone to radical thinking, quick decision-making, and reckless action. On the eve of her greatest achievement, she’s trying to outrun those who are trying to steal her success.

In the chilly darkness of a Boston server farm, Viv sets her ultimate plan into motion. A terrifying instant later, Vivian Liao is catapulted through space and time to a far future where she confronts a destiny stranger and more deadly than she could ever imagine.

The end of time is ruled by an ancient, powerful Empress who blesses or blasts entire planets with a single thought. Rebellion is literally impossible to consider–until Vivian arrives. Trapped between the Pride, a ravening horde of sentient machines, and a fanatical sect of warrior monks who call themselves the Mirrorfaith, Viv must rally a strange group of allies to confront the Empress and find a way back to the world and life she left behind.

A magnificent work of vivid imagination and universe-spanning action, Empress of Forever is a feminist Guardians of the Galaxy crossed with Star Wars and spiced with the sensibility and spirit of Iain M. Banks and William Gibson.

Due for publication : June 2019

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10 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday : Empress of Forever by Max Gladstone”

  1. Tammy

    I’m really excited to read this too, also I’m looking forward to Max starting another series after so many years😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I did read some of his books as part of a readalong but I never completed the series – story of my life.
      Lynn 😀

  2. waytoofantasy

    Sounds intriguing! I have not yet read any of his work but I think I’m going to dig in to some of his stuff this year at some point.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve read a couple of his books and I really like the sound of this one – it sounds like it could be fun.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Ok, the reference to Guardians of the Galaxy – with a feminist slant! – was enough to pique my interest, but the mention of Iain Banks was what sealed the deal! 😀 😀
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Carmen

    You had me at a cross between “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Star Wars”. 😉 I hope it’s as quirky and goofy as the former team.

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    How could I resister “Guardians of the Galaxy crossed with Star Wars”? 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – those are some big boots to fill though! Let’s see.
      Lynn 😀

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