The Thursday Trail – A look at the future

I feel like the rabbit from Wonderland, running around yelling “I’m late, I’m late I’m late!” However, I feel just like myself when I say, I was distracted by a book, revisions to be exact, which is why my first contribution to the Thursday Trail (hosted by Hollywood the Write Way), A Look at the Future, is just a tinsy bit late (if for tinsy, you substitute something the size of the Death Star).

My look at the future involves not just looking forward, but taking a few glances back, because while technology advances faster and faster, we don’t.

You can view all of the music videos, TV and film trailers here, on YouTube.

Three songs

The House that Dirt Built cover
Wanted Dead or Alive, by Bon Jovi

  1. Short Change Hero by The Heavy
  2. Rolling in the Deep by Adele
  3. Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi

Three TV series

Whitechapel season 1 DVD cover
Caprica TV series poster

  1. Caprica
  2. Falling Skies
  3. Whitechapel

Three movies

District 9 movie poster
The Long Kiss Goodnight

  1. District 9
    By the end of this film, I really hated humans.
  2. The Long Kiss Goodnight
    “Chefs do that,” she says, after her husband catches her licking the whipped cream she just scooped off a dead man’s face from her finger.
  3. The General’s Daughter

Equals this book

The cover of Code of Conduct by Kristine Smith
Code of Conduct by Kristine Smith

Code of Conduct by Kristine Smith

Captain Jani Killian had been Evan Van Reuter’s lover eighteen years ago, when a Commonwealth diplomatic corps, sent to establish peaceful relations with the alien idomeni, took sides in a civil war. Jani was presumed killed in the ensuing bloodbath, and Evan went on to become the Commonwealth’s Interior Minister. But Jani survived as well more or less. Doctors gave her a new face and patched her broken body together with illegally obtained idomeni genetic materials. They healed her of everything but her memory of the desperate actions she had taken — sure to result in summary execution should Commonwealth authorities discover her existence.


Which makes it unwise to refuse Evan’s request for help in solving the mystery of his wife’s death. There is no shortage of suspects, and the trail draws Jani back into the trauma of Rauta Shiraa and secrets long buried there, secrets someone has killed to protect. If she isn’t careful, she’ll wind up the next victim — assuming her own body doesn’t kill her first. For after eighteen years, her rebuilt body is failing. Jani is dying. Or is she being reborn?

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