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.
Title: The Last Human
Author: Zack Jordan
Publisher: Del Rey
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: 448 Pages
Release Date: March 24, 2020
Blurb: Sarya is the civilized galaxy’s worst nightmare: a Human.
Most days, Sarya doesn’t feel like the most terrifying creature in the galaxy.
Most days, she’s got other things on her mind. Like hiding her identity among the hundreds of alien species roaming the corridors of Watertower Station. Or making sure her adoptive mother doesn’t casually eviscerate one of their neighbors. Again.
And most days, she can almost accept that she’ll never know the truth–that she’ll never know why humanity was deemed too dangerous to exist. Or whether she really is–impossibly–the lone survivor of a species destroyed a millennium ago.
That is, until an encounter with a bounty hunter and a miles-long kinetic projectile leaves her life and her perspective shattered.
Thrown into the universe at the helm of a stolen ship–with the dubious assistance of a rebellious spacesuit, an android death enthusiast on his sixtieth lifetime, and a ball of fluff with an IQ in the thousands–Sarya begins to uncover an impossible truth.
What if humanity’s death and her own existence are simply two moves in a demented cosmic game, one played out by vast alien intellects? Stranger still, what if these mad gods are offering Sarya a seat at their table–and a second chance for humanity?
Why I’m Excited For It: Really- just everything about that blurb speaks to me. The whacky, off-beat and colorful cast, the sense of adventure, and mostly the sense of humor. (Am I the only one reminded of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy?) I mean an android death enthusiast? This has to be a set up for many entertaining death scenes. (I can laugh at that because he’s an android.. right?)
I also think this is a path not often chosen in Sci-Fi – humans being exterminated – which could lead to some very interesting revelations.
What about you? Which new releases are you looking forward to?