Monday, August 13, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds

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 this weekend I finally finished 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson, and have begun Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds. I'm still a little unsure of exactly how I feel about 2312, so it may take me awhile to get the review written.

Meanwhile I'm only a few pages into Blue Remembered Earth, and already quite enjoying it.  Our Tease today comes from the first chapter.

The Tease:
 "Only at the household, only in this part of the East African Federation, had the clocks stopped.  A month had passed since Geoffrey was called from the sky with news of his grandmother's death. The scattering had been delayed until the twenty-ninth of January, which would give most of the family time to make reasonable travel arrangements for their journeys back to Earth.
Miraculously, the delay was deemed agreeable to all the involved factions."
 -Blue Remembered Earth, by Alastair Reynolds

What's your Tease?


  1. Congrats in finishing 2312! I can't wait for your review :D

    Your new read sounds very scientific. I have a feeling that I would be using a dictionary with this one lol

    Here's my teaser.

    1. At this point the techno-babble is still pretty intuitive. We'll see how many times I reach for the dictionary once I get further in though!!

  2. That sounds like a great sci fi read!

  3. I like all the world-building packed into those sentences. Very intriguing teaser!

    1. Right? I'm noticing a huge difference in the way that Alastair Reynolds "shows" his world-building, and the way that Kim Stanley Robinson "tells" his world-building, especially since I just finished 2312 and it's still fresh in my mind. They both have amazing imaginations, but Reynolds seems to show it better without even trying.