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I love sci-fi horror. And lately, with the non-stop airing of ads for the Annihilation movie starring Natalie Portman, I've been positively hungering for it. Alien, Event Horizon, even the not-so-great Alien: Covenant — I've been re-watching them all. But I can only watch them so many times, you know? And I don't want to re-read the Jeff VanderMeer book again until after I've seen the movie.
Enter this week's Waiting on Wednesday pick. Described as a "thrilling sci-fi horror and space adventure," Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda sounds like just the thing to satisfy that creepy sci-fi itch. There are marauding space scavengers and alien monsters who kill with sound. That alone sounds dope enough, but then tagline on the cover promises: In space, nobody can hear you scream . . . but on the John Muir, the screams are the last thing you'll hear. I hope so!