|9/11 memorial, public domain image, by Luigi Novi.|
And now, for the more trivial part of today's post. Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading and is a weekly, bookish meme.
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, I'm actually still reading The Honourable Schoolboy (because my reading pace has tanked in the past few months . . . must work on that) but I'm posting a teaser from the next book on my TBR pile, Ports of Call by Jack Vance, since repeats are boring and THS has a particularly uninteresting cover; also, I've semi-started Ports of Call.
I don't usually hunt down people who've held particular positions (in his case, being a Grand Master of Science Fiction) but after watching this video, I thought, I have got to read a book by Jack Vance. The library system had Ports of Call.
(This cover reminds me very strongly of Star Trek: The Original Series, due to its overall quirkiness and the women. Dear Science Fiction, I love you, but must all your older stories have strange covers?)
Myron, using the full scope of his dignity, stated that, naturally, he would do his best to gratify her demands. However, said Myron, she should realize that they had now entered a relatively remote section of the Reach, and that the worlds of high sophistication and urbanized culture were for the most part far astern.-p. 67
What are you reading? Got a teaser? What's the weirdest book cover you've ever seen? (And was it Science Fiction?)
-----The Golden Eagle