Thursday, April 15, 2021

Release Day! Of Kindness and Kilowatts by Susan Kaye Quinn ~ My Thoughts #OfKindnessAndKilowatts


Congrats Susan
on the release today of
Of Kindness and Kilowatts!

Of Kindness and Kilowatts by Susan Kaye Quinn
(Nothing is Promised #3)
Technothriller, 108 pages
Published April 15, 2021 by Twisted Space LLC

Humanity is trapped in a loop.

As the world heats, it takes more energy to keep humanity from dying—a feedback loop that makes net-zero carbon increasingly impossible to reach.

Akemi’s job on the Public Utilities Commission has its own daily disasters—making sure the infrastructure of civilization keeps running is the most thankless job on the planet. When a double event hits—heatwave plus viral breakout—keeping the power on is an all-out battle. It doesn’t help that he’s distracted by his elderly father, who was struck down and neuro-compromised by the same virus that killed his mother the year before. Now his father is living in Akemi’s attic. They’d never had a relationship before, and that was a fair description of the state of things now.

Then an old friend’s daughter shows up with a mystery of physics… and a tale of stolen kilowatts and deadly intrigue. He would dismiss it outright, except she’s also the Regional Director of the power grid. Something isn’t right, and the Governor won’t accept excuses when the power goes out.

Sometimes, you’re the right person in the right place, whether you want to be or not.

Of Kindness and Kilowatts is the third of four tightly-connected novels in a new hopepunk series. It’s about our future, how the world is always more complicated than it seems, and how just when it seems like things couldn’t possibly get worse, they invariably do… and that’s when we discover kindness and quantum entanglement are what hold everything together.

My thoughts about Of Kindness and Kilowatts ~~ 

This is such an amazing series, so timely with the energy and climate crises we are living in right now. Then throw in a bit of a pandemic and this could be our world. 

This book focuses on Akemi, as we watch him try to get to the bottom of some evil goings on while also trying to do his job of protecting the people against a heatwave and a virus. We also get a look at his personal life, which I enjoyed. 

The middle of the book got a little bit heavy for me, as I didn't understand most of the engineering lingo but for you engineers out there, I'm sure you're going to love it. I totally loved the rest of the book. 

Like I've said before, I love that Susan creates worlds that take me out of my comfort zone, educating me to a whole new world. I highly recommend this series! Give it a try!

comes out on June 17, 2021.

Look at these covers together. Aren't they amazing?


Read my thoughts about Book #1 here.

Read my thoughts about Book #2 here.

About the author

Susan Kaye Quinn is a rocket scientist turned speculative fiction author who now uses her PhD to invent cool stuff in books. Her works range from young adult science fiction to adult future-noir, with side trips into steampunk and middle grade fantasy. Her bestselling novels and short stories have been optioned for Virtual Reality, translated into German, and featured in several anthologies.

She writes full-time from Chicago, inventing mind powers and dreaming of the Singularity.

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