StoryGraph Saturday: Braking Day

StoryGraph Saturday is a weekly thing where I randomly choose a book from my To Read pile on StoryGraph and show it off to remind me that it’s there and to show it to you in case you find it interesting, too.

Braking Day
by Adam Oyebanji
Science Fiction
368 pages
Published April 2022

From The StoryGraph:

On a generation ship bound for a distant star, one engineer-in-training must discover the secrets at the heart of the voyage in this new sci-fi novel.
It’s been over a century since three generation ships escaped an Earth dominated by artificial intelligence in pursuit of a life on a distant planet orbiting Tau Ceti. Now, it’s nearly Braking Day, when the ships will begin their long-awaited descent to their new home.
Born on the lower decks of the Archimedes, Ravi Macleod is an engineer-in-training, set to be the first of his family to become an officer in the stratified hierarchy aboard the ship. While on a routine inspection, Ravi sees the impossible: a young woman floating, helmetless, out in space. And he’s the only one who can see her.

As his visions of the girl grow more frequent, Ravi is faced with a choice: secure his family’s place among the elite members of Archimedes’ crew or risk it all by pursuing the mystery of the floating girl.  With the help of his cousin, Boz, and her illegally constructed AI, Ravi must investigate the source of these strange visions and uncovers the truth of the Archimedes’ departure from Earth before Braking Day arrives and changes everything about life as they know it.

I first heard about this book on Rachel’s BookTube channel, Kalanadi. She talked about it during one of her reading wrap-ups and made it sound so interesting. So I looked it up and discovered that my library has a copy. I don’t know when I’ll get to it, but it’s near the top of my StoryGraph list, so I’ll keep being reminded of it until I have a chance to pick it up.

5 thoughts on “StoryGraph Saturday: Braking Day

  1. Generation ships can be great settings for entertaining stories, ones that often involve a good mystery. This one is new to me. I hope you enjoy it, and if so I might just check it out, myself.

  2. I‘ve been meaning to ask this for a while—is this StoryGraph Sunday an official challenge or meme or something you decided on doing yourself?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s