Of the various star systems that make up the Confederation, most lie thousands of light-years from First Earth-and out here, no one is free. The agencies that govern the Confederation are as corrupt as the crime bosses who patrol it, and power is held by anyone with enough greed and ruthlessness to claim it. That power is derived from one thing: metatech, the devices that allow people to travel great distances faster than the speed of light.
Avalon by Mindee Arnett is our Waiting on Wednesday this week. I have not read Arnett's The Nightmare Affair, but I want to, and I am intrigued by how different these books sound. WoW is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and is a way to showcase upcoming reads we think sound great. What made your WoW this week?