EMILY ETERNAL, by M.G. Wheaton, Grand Central Publishing


Meet Emily – she can solve advanced mathematical problems, unlock the mind’s deepest secrets and even fix your truck’s air con, but unfortunately, she can’t restart the Sun.

She’s an artificial consciousness, designed in a lab to help humans process trauma, which is particularly helpful when the sun begins to die 5 billion years before scientists agreed it was supposed to.

So, her beloved human race is screwed, and so is Emily. That is until she finds a potential answer buried deep in the human genome. But before her solution can be tested, her lab is brutally attacked, and Emily is forced to go on the run with two human companions – college student Jason and small-town Sheriff, Mayra.

As the sun’s death draws near, Emily and her friends must race against time to save humanity. But before long it becomes clear that it’s not only the species at stake but also that which makes us most human.

approx. 256 pages

Out April 23, 2019


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.


The premise was soooo good.

The story had so much potential, but the writing got in the way. What I mean by that is during the dialogue, you really needed to pay attention to completely understand who was speaking. Then the plot veered and I was lost or working so hard to figure it out, the rhythm of the story faltered.

<sigh> I’m a huge sci fi lover. I read as much of it as I can get my hands on. However, it has to be done carefully to be successful.  Doom and gloom seem to hang all over this book. Is that what science fiction means to some?  Perhaps, this would have been better if written in the third person…

The author presents a solution to surviving the end of the world; is this it? Maybe. But there are so many questions that haven’t been answered. Where’s the wrap-up? Great idea, just not put together in a way where I could enjoy it. And the ending…

This might appeal to someone else.

I gave it:





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