Bookcase.Club sends hand selected books to your door for less than $15 including shipping per month. With eight different reader options there is something for everyone. I picked the thrill seeker case: mystery/thriller books. This box contains two books, one hard cover and a paperback and as well as a card with a quick description of each.
Solar Express, the thrilling, new, hard science fiction novel from New York Times bestselling author L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
You can’t militarize space. This one rule has led to decades of peaceful development of space programs worldwide. However, increasing resource scarcity and a changing climate on Earth’s surface is causing some interested parties to militarize, namely India, the North American Union, and the Sinese Federation.
The discovery of a strange artifact by Dr. Alayna Wong precipitates a crisis. What appears to be a hitherto undiscovered comet is soon revealed to be an alien structure on a cometary trajectory toward the sun. Now there is a race between countries to see who can study and control the artifact dubbed the “Solar Express” before it perhaps destroys itself.
Leading the way for the North American Union is Alayna’s friend, Captain Christopher Tavoian, one of the first shuttle pilots to be trained for combat in space. But, as the alien craft gets closer to its destination, it begins to alter the surface of the sun in strange new ways, ways that could lead Alayna to revolutionary discoveries-provided Chris can prevent war from breaking out as he navigates among the escalating tensions between nations.
Solar Express is a thrilling, new, hard science fiction novel from New York Times bestselling author L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
I will admit that this book didn’t look very good to me before reading the statements of the other authors on the back cover. The overwhelming praise for this writer has blown me away to the point of I can’t wait to read this novel. Still not really my subject but I can get into anything as long as the writing is fantastic. I’m also pretty excited to say that if it’s a good book there are many other books by L.E. Modesitt.
The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi ($10.25)
WATER IS POWER
In the near future, the Colorado River has dwindled to a trickle. Detective, assassin, and spy, Angel Velasquez “cuts” water for the Southern Nevada Water Authority, ensuring that its lush arcology developments can bloom in Las Vegas. When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in Phoenix, Angel is sent south, hunting for answers that seem to evaporate as the heat index soars and the landscape becomes more and more oppressive. There, he encounters Lucy Monroe, a hardened journalist with her own agenda, and Maria Villarosa, a young Texas migrant, who dreams of escaping north. As bodies begin to pile up, the three find themselves pawns in a game far bigger and more corrupt than they could have imagined, and when water is more valuable than gold, alliances shift like sand, and the only truth in the desert is that someone will have to bleed if anyone hopes to drink.
Living in the Phoenix desert this is a true fear, running out of water is constantly on your mind. This book sounds like it’s going to keep me on my toes and give me a few ideas for arguing points. I’m actually looking forward to sitting out on the patio with a large glass of water and diving into this novel.