Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (14)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, where we can show off books we are really excited for.

So I haven't done one of these in awhile because they got very repetitive, but I had to do this one because I am really excited for this book!

Release Date: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Doubleday
Synopsis:
Technology makes them superhuman. But mere mortals want them kept in their place. The New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse creates a stunning, near-future world where technology and humanity clash in surprising ways. The result? The perfect summer blockbuster.

As he did in Robopocalypse, Daniel Wilson masterfully envisions a frightening near-future world. In Amped, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities—and rights—of "amplified" humans. On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, twenty-nine-year-old Owen Gray joins the ranks of a new persecuted underclass known as "amps." Owen is forced to go on the run, desperate to reach an outpost in Oklahoma where, it is rumored, a group of the most enhanced amps may be about to change the world—or destroy it.

Once again, Daniel H. Wilson's background as a scientist serves him well in this technologically savvy thriller that delivers first-rate entertainment, as Wilson takes the "what if" question in entirely unexpected directions. Fans of Robopocalypse are sure to be delighted, and legions of new fans will want to get "amped" this summer.

So I absolutely loved Robopocalypse when I finally read it, and now he has another one coming out, I am so excited to see what Daniel Wilson is going to do with this. It sounds amazing! 

6 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds exciting! Thanks for sharing.

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FABR Steph said...

Sounds like a book that I may really enjoy. Thanks for sharing it.
- FABR Steph

Rachelia (Bookish Comforts) said...

Wow, this sounds pretty intense, and like it could be a social commentary on our use of technology. Interesting pick - never heard of it!

Thanks for stopping by my WoW:)

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

I haven't heard to that one before, but it sounds really interesting! Great pick!

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Rie Conley said...

This makes me think of Mass Effect's biotic powers. As I'm devastated by the end of that series I will have to pick this one up!

Thanks for stopping by!

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase said...

I've had Robopocalypse on my TBR list for a while, and this one sounds really good too! Thanks for putting it on my radar - I've added it to my TBR list!

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