07 February, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (71)

Time for Teaser Tuesday, everyone! This weekly, bookish meme is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week, my teaser is from Cosmic Critiques: How & Why Ten Science Fiction Stories Work. Technically it's non-fiction but there are, of course, ten stories in it.

"If you don't like what you observe?"
   "Perhaps we will do something about it. Perhaps not."
   He threw back his head and laughed. "You will die, die, die," he said.
-p. 43, from "Transstar" by Raymond E. Banks


What are you reading right now? Got a teaser to share?

-----The Golden Eagle


Cherie Reich said...

Hehe, the last line sounds so cheerful. (Please note the sarcasm.) Great teaser!

Here's mine: http://surroundedbybooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/02/teaser-tuesdays-tundra-37-by-aubrie.html

JeffO said...

Richard Russo, Nobody's Fool:

He generally suffered through about one stupid streak a year and was under the impression that this year's was already in the books. But then again, maybe not.

Misha Gericke said...

Heheheh that sounds like a fascinating bit of dialogue. ^_^

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, wow, I love it! I'm reading PURE by Julianna Baggott. :-)

Old Kitty said...

What a most unusual teaser!! I like very much! Yay! Take care

TerryLynnJohnson said...

I've never heard of this, but like it very much! Thank you!

I'm reading Hourglass at the moment, but didn't do a teaser.

Elaine AM Smith said...

Fiction sprinkled inside non-fiction, so sounds like a great combination ;)

I'd love to read that book.

I'm reading The Great Gatsby for my Book Circle.

Christine Rains said...

Loved that teaser! I've never heard of the book. I need to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

Aubrie said...

Wow, I need to read this book!

ali cross said...

What a cool book! Right now I'm reading The Myth of Laziness by Mel Levine (NF) and SILVER by Cheree Alsop. But I don't have either handy to check for a tease!

LynNerdKelley said...

I'm reading Carly's Conspiracy by Diane Capri on my Kindle:
"I began looking at the individual plaintiffs' names. I was shocked to find so many I recognized as my friends, neighbors and colleagues."

"I found myself smiling involuntarily every time I recognized the name of a woman whose cosmetic enhancement had not been obvious to me."

Your teasers are great!

Jenna Blake Morris said...

I love that teaser! I read the first Looking Glass Wars book over the weekend, but I haven't gotten to go back to the library yet.

The Writing Hour. said...

I like the last line! I'm currently just reading boring stuff for school.

Peggy Eddleman said...

I haven't even seen this book before, but that part you shared is fantastic! I love it.

I'm reading Across the Universe.

Rachel Morgan said...

Wow, that character sounds a little manic!

mooderino said...

Sounds like a great book, will have to try and track down a copy.


Talli Roland said...

Yikes! That's quite a teaser! :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Martin Greenberg edited some great anthos!

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Oh, sounds so cool! All right, another book to my TBR pile - especially since I'd love to learn to write science fiction. :)

N. R. Williams said...

Great teaser. I love those books that compile great stories and look at why they work.

Deborah Walker said...

This reminds me of Science Fiction 101, which is also a good read.

cherie said...

I was reading Hourglass by Myra McEntire, but got distracted when the library called me to say Rick Yancey's Isle of Blood was available. So I finished Isle of Blood in one day. :)

Here's an excerpt (p. 589):

"Because I'm a wanderer, and after going to and fro on the earth and walking up and down on it, I came to this place at last, the part after which there is nothing. I came to the end, and that is why I love this place and why I despise it. There is nothing left when you reach the center of everything, just the pit of bones inside the innermost circle. This is the center of the earth, Monsieur Will Henry, and where can a man go once he're reached the center?"


Mina Burrows said...

Interesting book. I liked the teaser. Thx for sharing.

M Pax said...

Ooo. That sounds like a great book.

Margo Kelly said...

I'm reading multiple books right now, but the one closet (in vicinity) to me, is SAVE THE CAT by Blake Snyder.


The Golden Eagle said...

Cherie: Yup, happy and positive. :P


JeffO: Interesting teaser. I hope the character is wrong and it turns out well. Though most fiction doesn't go in that direction . . .

Misha: Glad you liked it!

Shannon: That title doesn't ring a bell; but I just Googled it, and that cover is amazing. :)

Terry: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked the teaser.

Elaine: It is.

I've never read The Great Gatsby; it's on my list of classics to get around to, though.

Christine: You're very welcome!

Aubrie: Hope you can find a copy. :)

Ali: They sound like interesting books!

LynNerdKelley: Cosmetic enhancement? Hmm. Sounds like there's some kind of beauty scandal afoot. :P

Thank you!

Jenna: I LOVE The Looking Glass Wars. One of my favorite trilogies/series ever.

The Writing Hour: Nonfiction can be interesting, though. :)

Peggy: I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Another novel by one of the blogosphere's own. :)

Rachel: Yup. Wouldn't want to speak to him myself . . . LOL.

Mooderino: I'm enjoying it so far. I hope you find a copy!

Talli: Had hoped readers would react that way. ;)

Charles: I've never read any anthologies by Greenberg that I can think of; the only SF editors that I really know the names of are Sharyn November, Gardner Dozois, and Jonathan Strahan.

Bethany: Come aboard the genre. :D

Nancy: Thanks!

Me, too.

Deborah: I've never heard of it before. Thanks for mentioning it--I'm always after books like that. :)

Cherie: I don't blame you! I've given up reading something for Rick Yancey, too. :P

Ah, I recognize the doctor's voice there. Awesome teaser!

Mina: Glad you liked it!

M: It's really good so far. :)

Margo: That's on my list of things to read about fiction--I've heard a lot of good things about it.

DWei said...

Want to segment from one of the papers I had to read?

Didn't think so unless you want to hear about serial recall curves. :P

Anonymous said...

That guys sounds ruthless. Intriguing teaser, Golden. :)

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Now i'd be interested in reading this book. Very interesting.

....Petty Witter said...

Such a change to the usual teasers which tend to come from fictional works. This looks like a read designed with those who have a serious interest in sci-fi in mind.

Shallee said...

This sounds like a cool book! And I love that dialogue. Thanks for sharing!

The Golden Eagle said...

DWei: Serial recall curves--the phrase is unfamiliar to me. *Googling*

Okay, I get it now. Sounds interesting to me, actually. :)

Medeia: Thanks. :)

Madeleine: It's really good so far.

Petty Witter: That's definitely me. I love SF, both reading and writing it!

Shallee: You're very welcome!

Ellie Garratt said...

I think there will a lot of people searching for this book!

The Golden Eagle said...

Ellie: Then I consider my Teaser Tuesday post a success. ;)