Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #108: The Assimilated Cuban's Guide to Quantum Santeria by Carlos Hernandez


"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.


The book I am waiting on this week is The Assimilated Cuban's Guide to Quantum Santeria by Carlos Hernandez. It's due out January 1, 2016 from Rosarium Publishing.

Synopsis from Goodreads: 

Assimilation is founded on surrender and being broken; this collection of short stories features people who have assimilated, but are actively trying to reclaim their lives. There is a concert pianist who defies death by uploading his soul into his piano. There is the person who draws his mother’s ghost out of the bullet hole in the wall near where she was executed. Another character has a horn growing out of the center of his forehead—punishment for an affair. But he is too weak to end it, too much in love to be moral. Another story recounts a panda breeder looking for tips. And then there’s a border patrol agent trying to figure out how to process undocumented visitors from another galaxy. Poignant by way of funny, and philosophical by way of grotesque, Hernandez’s stories are prayers for self-sovereignty.

Why am I waiting on this book? The reviews I've read indicated that this collection of short stories is varied in topics. And they also agree that it is a funny book. These stories are Science Fiction and Fantasy. I don't read Science Fiction that  much, but I really enjoy Urban Fantasy and Magical Realism. All 3 genres are supposed to be present in the book. Also, I am a big fan of humorous fiction. This promises to be a good collection for that.

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out.
Happy Reading!