Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - The Watchers of Ur: Cradle

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just:
* 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 and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) Lists if they like your teasers!


So I've finally finished with The Barsoom Series (for now at least), and have moved on to something new, the first in a series called The Watchers of Ur: Cradle, by Lamonte M. Fowler.  I think would have to call the genre Religious Sci-Fi.  The story takes place about 500 years in the future, just as mankind is beginning to reach for the stars.

The Tease:
 "The Boa Vista was not only the flagship of Rivera's pirate fleet, she was also his greatest trophy, won during a daring assault on an Imperial Navy war games exercise with the planetary defense fleet of Venus more than five years earlier.  He had infiltrated the war games using a stolen Imperial ship code during a particularly difficult formation maneuver."
 -The Watchers of Ur: Cradle, by Lamonte M. Fowler

What's your Tease?


  1. Sounds like it could be an interesting series. My teasers are from Struck by Jennifer Bosworth and The Department of Magic by Rod Kierkegaard Jr.. Happy reading!

  2. What qualifies it as Religious SciFi? Does it explore religious themes like Zelazny's Lord of Light and LeGuin's Lathe of God, or does it push particular religious views?


    1. I'm only about a third of the way into the book at this point, but so far a major portion of the plot revolves around the creation stories and the war between God and his angels and Lucifer and his followers. So far I haven't found a specific religious theme, but the story does seem more heavy in the religion aspect than the sci-fi aspect.
      In many stories religion is a background issue of plot or character device, but here it seems more central to the story, I guess?