Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Ghost Station by S.A. Barnes & A History of the World in Twelve Shipwrecks by David Gibbins


 Can't-Wait is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released! This meme is based off of Jill @ Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday meme.

This week's upcoming book spotlights are:

Ghost Station by S.A. Barnes
Publication: April 9th, 2024
Tor Nightfire
Hardcover. 377 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |

From Goodreads:
"Space exploration can be lonely and isolating.

Psychologist Dr. Ophelia Bray has dedicated her life to the study and prevention of ERS—a space-based condition most famous for a case that resulted in the brutal murders of twenty-nine people. When she's assigned to a small exploration crew, she's eager to make a difference. But as they begin to establish residency on an abandoned planet, it becomes clear that crew is hiding something.

While Ophelia focuses on her new role, her crewmates are far more interested in investigating the eerie, ancient planet and unraveling the mystery behind the previous colonizer's hasty departure than opening up to her.

That is, until their pilot is discovered gruesomely murdered. Is this Ophelia’s worst nightmare starting—a wave of violence and mental deterioration from ERS? Or is it something more sinister? Terrified that history will repeat itself, Ophelia and the crew must work together to figure out what’s happening. But trust is hard to come by… and the crew isn’t the only one keeping secrets.

I'm excited for some new space horror! I also had a good time with Barnes' previous release Dead Silence, so I'm really looking forward to this one!

A History of the World in Twelve Shipwrecks by David Gibbins
Publication: April 2nd, 2024
St. Martin's Press
Hardcover. 304 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |

From Goodreads:
rom renowned underwater archaeologist David Gibbins comes an exciting and rich narrative of human history told through the archaeological discoveries of twelve shipwrecks across time.

The Viking warship of King Cnut the Great. Henry VIII's the Mary Rose. Captain John Franklin's doomed HMS Terror. The SS Gairsoppa, destroyed by a Nazi U-boat in the Atlantic during World War II.

Since we first set sail on the open sea, ships and their wrecks have been an inevitable part of human history. Archaeologists have made spectacular discoveries excavating these sunken ships, their protective underwater cocoon keeping evidence of past civilizations preserved. Now, for the first time, world renowned maritime archeologist David Gibbins ties together the stories of some of the most significant shipwrecks in time to form a single overarching narrative of world history.

A History of the World in Twelve Shipwrecks is not just the story of those ships, the people who sailed on them, and the cargo and treasure they carried, but also the story of the spread of people, religion, and ideas around the world; it is a story of colonialism, migration, and the indominable human spirit that continues today. From the glittering Bronze Age, to the world of Caesar's Rome, through the era of the Vikings, to the exploration of the Arctic, Gibbins uses shipwrecks to tell all.

As someone who loves history and who likes reading about shipwrecks... this sounds pretty much right up my alley! Very curious to learn about some more historically important shipwrecks.


  1. Ooh, I love space horror! Adding Ghost Station to my TBR!

  2. Very excited for Ghost Station too! And A History of the World sounds fascinating. There's something about shipwrecks, right?

  3. I can't wait to read Ghost Station! Love the cover as well.