Can’t-Wait Wednesday: We Are Satellites by Sarah Pinsker

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.

Val and Julie just want what’s best for their kids, David and Sophie. So when teenage son David comes home one day asking for a Pilot, a new brain implant to help with school, they reluctantly agree. This is the future, after all.

Soon, Julie feels mounting pressure at work to get a Pilot to keep pace with her colleagues, leaving Val and Sophie part of the shrinking minority of people without the device.

Before long, the implications are clear, for the family and society: get a Pilot or get left behind. With government subsidies and no downside, why would anyone refuse? And how do you stop a technology once it’s everywhere? Those are the questions Sophie and her anti-Pilot movement rise up to answer, even if it puts them up against the Pilot’s powerful manufacturer and pits Sophie against the people she loves most.

I’ve read Sarah Pinsker’s short fiction as well as her debut novel and her writing is so wonderful, there’s such a great cadence to her prose. I’m very much looking forward to this new novel from her. We Are Satellites is expected May 11th, 2021.

10 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: We Are Satellites by Sarah Pinsker

  1. @lynnsbooks says:

    I like the sound of this one – I like books that make me think and this sounds like one of those. I must say though – brain implants, it sounds so much like cheating doesn’t it! LOL
    Lynn 😀

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Sarah’s writing usually does give you some things to ponder–it’s one of the things I love about her work. She’s usually right on the cusp of things with near future sci-fi so I can’t wait to see what she’s come up with here. I know brain implants probably aren’t too far down the road, can you imagine?

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