Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

Time Salvager

This week I'm waiting on Time Salvager by Wesley Chu. Going back in time, bringing someone forward, and then on the run on a ruined earth- hard not to get excited about this one.

From Goodreads:

Publishers Weekly Starred Review
RT Book Reviews Top Pick

Convicted criminal James Griffin-Mars is no one’s hero. In his time, Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humans have fled into the outer solar system to survive, eking out a fragile, doomed existence among the other planets and their moons. Those responsible for delaying humanity’s demise believe time travel holds the key, and they have identified James, troubled though he is, as one of a select and expendable few ideally suited for the most dangerous job in history.

James is a chronman, undertaking missions into Earth's past to recover resources and treasure without altering the timeline. The laws governing use of time travel are absolute; break any one of them and, one way or another, your life is over. Most chronmen never reach old age; the stress of each jump through time, compounded by the risk to themselves and to the future, means that many chronmen rapidly reach their breaking point, and James Griffin-Mars is nearing his.

On a final mission that is to secure his retirement, James meets Elise Kim, an intriguing scientist from a previous century, who is fated to die during the destruction of an oceanic rig. Against his training and his common sense, and in violation of the chronmen’s highest law, James brings Elise back to the future with him, saving her life, but turning them both into fugitives. Remaining free means losing themselves in the wild and poisonous wastes of Earth, somehow finding allies, and perhaps discovering what hope may yet remain for humanity's home world.

Hardcover384 pages
Expected publication: July 7th 2015 by Tor Books


  1. This sounds really interesting! I hope you enjoy reading it.
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  2. Oh interesting! Yeah, it looks like a good thriller. The cover is fascinating.

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  3. Great pick. This one sounds very good. Have an awesome week.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. Oh. I've heard great things about this author and need to get to his works. This sounds like a great read too! Hope you enjoy!

  5. Hi Greg,
    Looks like a fantastic book :D Time travel is a funny thing isn't it? I hope you enjoy it when you get it :)
    Happy reading,
    Amy x

  6. I've never heard of this one before but I'm instantly intrigued. I LOVE time-travel so that's pretty much all I need to know to want to read this one :D Thanks for bringing this one to my attention and thanks for stopping by earlier^^ New follower via Bloglovin' and GFC :)

  7. That cover is so amazing! Sorry, I'm a sucker for a nice cover. but the concept is pretty cool too. I've always liked books that deal with time travel, especially when they have really well defined rules, like this one seems to have. i'll have to keep my eye out for it in my bookish travels.

  8. This sounds really interesting and the cover is very cool and detailed. I hope you love this. Great pick!

  9. I am thinking about picking this one up on sounds awesome. Great pick!