Can’t Wait for … Ternary by Kristin L. Stamper

Whenever someone asks me what I like to read, the standard answer is always some variation of, “Oh, just about anything.” Because really, I do read broadly, from cozy mysteries to political nonfiction—I’ve even been known to pick up the occasional western. However, there’s one genre that I’ve neglected during most of my reading life: science fiction. Beyond some of the big names in this section—and primarily those that lean heavy on humor—I just haven’t read much.

But 2021 has been a year of major transitions and, in that spirit, I’m making an attempt to branch out and read more science fiction. So bring on the rocket ships. Bring on the Martians. Most importantly, bring on the cyborgs.

Fortunately, there’s an upcoming release that has me covered on that last front.

From the publisher:

Elora isn’t a robot, but she isn’t human either. She’s an abominable combination of the two, a cyborg. For this offense, she must face judgment in a court of law. There, it will be decided if she’s a person, owed the same rights as any other, or an object, owed no rights at all.

But when a last-ditch effort to demonstrate her humanity backfires, Elora is faced with an element of human nature she always hoped to avoid: love. The consciousness of a dead man is accidentally downloaded into her cybernetic brain, and she becomes infatuated with his still-living husband—whether she wants to or not.

For Elora, making her way in a solar system that fears and hates her has been hard enough. Now, she must do it as an intermediary between lovers while keeping her own heart in check. With the trial fast approaching, and anti-robot protesters demanding her head, Elora can’t afford to get swept up in someone else’s love story.


Title: Ternary
Author: Kristin L. Stamper
Publisher: NineStar Press
Expected Publication: May 31, 2021
Classification: Science Fiction, Young Adult

Stamper’s Website | Goodreads


Note: Can’t Wait Wednesday is a feature hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, so be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants. Fair warning: don’t be surprised if you come away with an expanded TBR pile.

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