FUNDAY MONDAY, OR THE BOOKS THAT WILL HELP ME SURVIVE THE WEEK AHEAD (DECEMBER 12, 2016)

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The work week begins. I quickly slip into my business suit and head back into the office to save a few innocent people. But while I try to fool myself into being excited about the grind, deep down, I’m not, so I’m going to escape dreary reality by reading some great books.

Well, work, shopping, and holiday celebrations are tiring me out, which means my reading is getting impacted.  I’m trying not to get frustrated with all the rushing around though and doing my best to enjoy all this holiday cheer.  Hope you are as well!

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alien-morningAlien Morning by Rick Wilber

Genre: Science Fiction — First Contact

Series: S’hudonni #1

Publisher: Tor Books (November 8, 2016)

Author Information: Website |  Blog |  Facebook

Length: 304 pages

Peter Holman is a freelance sweeper. The year 2030 sees a new era in social media with sweepcasting, a multisensory interface that can convey every thought, touch, smell, sight, and sound, immersing the audience in another person’s experience.

By fate, chance, or some darker design, Peter is perfectly positioned to be the one human to document the arrival of the aliens, the S’hudonni.

The S’hudonni offer advanced science in exchange for various trade goods from Earth. But nothing is as simple as it seems. Peter finds himself falling for, Heather Newsome a scientist chosen by the S’hudonni to act as their liason. Engaged to his brilliant marine biologist brother, Tom, Heather is not what she seems. But Peter has bigger problems. While he and his brother fight over long-standing family troubles, another issue looms: a secret war among the aliens, who are neither as benevolent nor as unified as they first seemed.

Peter slowly learns secrets he was never meant to know, about the S’hudonni, and about his own family. Realizing that he has been used, he can only try to turn his situation around, to save what he can of his life and of the future of Earth.

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one-night-in-sixesOne Night in Sixes by Arianne “Tex” Thompson

Genre: Weird Western

Series: Children of the Drought #1

Publisher: Solaris Books (July 29, 2014)

Author Information: Website | Twitter

Length: 464 pages

The border town called Sixes is quiet in the heat of the day. Still, Appaloosa Elim has heard the stories about what wakes at sunset: gunslingers and shapeshifters and ancient earthly gods whose human faces never outlast the daylight.

If he ever wants to go home again, he’d better find his missing partner before they do. But if he’s caught out after dark, Elim risks succumbing to the old and sinister truth that lives in his own flesh – and discovering just how far he’ll go to survive the night.

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4 Responses to FUNDAY MONDAY, OR THE BOOKS THAT WILL HELP ME SURVIVE THE WEEK AHEAD (DECEMBER 12, 2016)

  1. Just got home last night and had my new shinny copy of Alien Morning waiting for me 🙂

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  2. I got so far behind on reading *before* the holiday season. But yeah, great books always help 🙂

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  3. I’ve seen Alien Morning mentioned, and it piqued my curiosity, but I must say that One Night in Sixes, and its “weird western” genre is quite appealing! 🙂

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