Thursday, March 9, 2023

Release Day! Yet You Cry When It Hurts by Susan Kaye Quinn ~ My Thoughts on the Nothing is Promised Series! #YetYouCryWhenItHurts #NothingIsPromised @susankayequinn

Happy Release Day!

Congrats Susan
on the release today of
Yet You Cry When It Hurts!

Yet You Cry When It Hurts by Susan Kaye Quinn
Dystopian Fiction, 262 pages
Published March 9, 2023 by Twisted Space LLC

When the world is drowning, diplomacy is more than handshakes and headlines.

Nitara Desai has spent her life negotiating international agreements, easing points of conflict, and averting disasters. Worst-case scenarios belong in her nightmares, not the IEC’s daily reports. On a calm day, being a director at the International Energy Consortium only requires fixing CarbonCon translators for flustered Brazilian delegates. A thankless job, but the world is still drowning in CO2—there’s no choice but to keep treading.

On a bad day, it’s not just the Brazilians acting up, but the Americans walking out, and now the Governor of Southern California insisting on a clandestine meeting. Then a text comes from Matti, her solid rock in the stormy seas: Guess what? We’re getting married!

Suddenly, an earthquake is slow-rolling through her personal life as well.

She waited too long: to tell Matti how she feels, to quit the unwinnable race to net zero, to grab hold of the things that make life worth living, not just trying to stay afloat. When the governor reveals an impossible technology that could save the planet, but it’s in the hands of a murderously ambitious man, it’s a catastrophe she can’t turn away from. And it’s almost enough to distract her from everything falling apart. Work first, always.

And maybe that’s been the problem all along.

Yet You Cry When It Hurts is the fourth of four tightly-connected hopepunk novels in a near-future climate-fiction series. It’s about our future, how the forces of greed are ever-present, how the fight for a just world never ends, and how it’s not strongmen who will save us but the bright cords of connection that hold the world together.

If you enjoyed the optimistic climate solutions in Kim Stanley Robinson’s Ministry for the Future or the cozy cooperative future in Becky Chambers’ Monk and Robot series, you will enjoy Nothing is Promised.

My thoughts about the Nothing is Promised series ~~ 

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. 

I've read a lot of Susan's stories and have loved them all. Most of them are not my usual genres but her storytelling is amazing and I find myself totally drawn into the worlds she creates. The Nothing is Promised series is another example of her extraordinary talent. 

I haven't read Yet You Cry When It Hurts.... yet! But it is definitely on my reading list and I will be getting to it soon. I've read the first 3 books in this series and loved them all. I have all of my thoughts about each book linked below. Check them out and then start this series yourself. 

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!

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


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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