Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Otaku by Chris Kluwe

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts.

otaku-coverDitchtown.

A city of skyscrapers, built atop the drowned bones of old Miami. A prison of steel, filled with unbelievers. A dumping ground for strays, runaways, and malcontents.

Within these towering monoliths, Ashley Akachi is a young woman trying her best to cope with a brother who’s slipping away, a mother who’s already gone, and angry young men who want her put in her place. Ditchtown, however, is not the only world Ash inhabits.

Within Infinite Game, a virtual world requiring physical perfection, Ash is Ashura the Terrible, leader of the Sunjewel Warriors, loved, feared, and watched by millions across the globe. Haptic chambers, known as hapspheres, translate their every move in the real to the digital–and the Sunjewel Warriors’ feats are legendary.

However, Ash is about to stumble upon a deadly conspiracy that will set her worlds crashing together, and in the real, you only get to die once…

I’ll admit that I’m becoming more and more intrigued by this book every time I see some mention of it somewhere (maybe it’s also that cover dragging me in). So, onto the anticipated list it goes! Otaku comes out March 3rd, 2020 from Tor.

8 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Otaku by Chris Kluwe

  1. Tammy says:

    I was put off by the whole “the author is an ex football player” thing at first, but now I’m excited to read this. I know, that’s a terrible attitude to have!

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