Rules for participating:
- 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 Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories, edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant, one of the most awesome speculative fiction couples ever. Also, there are some amazing writers in this collection: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Cory Doctorow, Ysabeau S. Wilce, and others, including a few I haven't heard of before. I'm sure they're interesting, too.
cover of Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld--sharp, intricate, and packed with gadgetry. This one is less of all of the above, though I do like the creepy aspect of the clock-spider and black fingernails with butterflies.)
Master Crawford taught me about getting inside the clockworks, that you have to shut out the distractions till it's just you and the gears and you can hear the smooth click tick, like a baby's first breath. You can give lovers their moonrises off the Argonaut Peninsula or the wonder of a seeding ship with its silos pumping steam into the clouds, bringing on rain. To me, ain't nothing more beautiful than the order of parts. It's a world you can make run right.
-p. 31, "The Last Ride of the Glory Girls" by Libba Bray.
What are you reading right now?
Do you like steampunk or its origin, cyberpunk? Have you read either? If so, what was (were) your favorite book(s) in the genre(s)?
-----The Golden Eagle