Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (68) Lockstep by Karl Schroeder


 Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine.
For this weeks Waiting On Wednesday I chose Lockstep by Karl Schroeder.

Expected Publication:
March 25, 2014 by Tor Books

When seventeen-year-old Toby McGonigal finds himself lost in space, separated from his family, he expects his next drift into cold sleep to be his last. After all, the planet he's orbiting is frozen and sunless, and the cities are dead. But when Toby wakes again, he's surprised to discover a thriving planet, a strange and prosperous galaxy, and something stranger still--that he's been asleep for 14,000 years.

Welcome to the Lockstep Empire, where civilization is kept alive by careful hibernation. Here cold sleeps can last decades and waking moments mere weeks. Its citizens survive for millenia, traveling asleep on long voyages between worlds. Not only is Lockstep the new center of the galaxy, but Toby is shocked to learn that the Empire is still ruled by its founding family: his own. Toby's brother Peter has become a terrible tyrant.

Suspicious of the return of his long-lost brother, whose rightful inheritance also controls the lockstep hibernation cycles, Peter sees Toby as a threat to his regime. Now, with the help of a lockstep girl named Corva, Toby must survive the forces of this new Empire, outwit his siblings, and save human civilization.

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Why Am I Waiting? 
While I'm not exactly in love with this cover the book itself sounds super interesting. I'm curious how Toby's Brother has reigned 14k years and if he's the one that maybe put his brother into such a long slumber. I'm also curious how the citizens have relationships knowing they will only be awake a few weeks. 
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Since I'm curious, Have you heard of Lockstep before? 
If so, Do you plan on reading it? 
If you had the option to put yourself into cold sleep and wake in the future would you?

Leave your answers in the comments below. I love to read your responses.
That about wraps up my Waiting On Wednesday for this week. Feel free to leave a link to your Wednesday memes in the comments below, I love finding new books to read. Like what you see? Please share!

19 comments:

  1. I have never heard of this book and while reading the blurb I could only stare in awe. I mean yeah cold sleep I have seen in some movies but I have never read a book about it. I hope I'll get a chance to read it. Great pick :)

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    1. Exactly! I think that is why I'm so excited for it as well.

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  2. No, I haven't heard of this one before. But YES! It sounds interesting so I will read it :) As for your last question; I would if my family was going :)

    Have a good day!
    My WoW

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  3. I haven't heard about this book before, but it sounds awesome! I like your blog, I'm a new follower :)

    My WoW

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  4. I've never heard of Lockstep before. Hmm... that's a good question. I might would consider freezing myself to see my grandkids and all.

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  5. Sci-fi! Nice pick! This one is new to me. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier:)

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  6. This is new to me, but the premise sounds very exciting. Enjoy!

    Here's
    MY WOW POST

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  7. 14000 years! I hadn't heard of this book before, but it sounds intriguing.

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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    1. I know right. I can't even fathom how life would change for someone in the timespan of 14k years.

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  8. Cool pick. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/08/waiting-on-wednesday-62-dead-girls-dont.html

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  9. Oooh, I'm liking the sound of this! Thanks for a great suggestion. You're right, the cover is kinda blah, but the story sounds really good.

    Here's my WOW.

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    1. The cover feels a bit generic for a Sci-Fi book at least to me.

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  10. I haven`t heard of this one before! It sounds great, I might read it ;)
    Great pick!

    My WoW

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  11. Never heard of this, but it sounds really interesting. I agree that the cover isn't that great, but I think the synopsis makes up for it. Great pick!

    My WoW

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  12. I hadn't heard of this one before, but it sounds really good! I'll definitely keep my eye out for this one once it's released.

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  13. This is new to me and agree the synopsis is intriguing!

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  14. I think even the cover looks great, not just the whole plot of the book. Nice pick for WoW. :)


    Mada Sch @ All Fantasy Worlds

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  15. I had not heard of this before so thank you for introducing it to me-I love learning about new books through WOW posts :)

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