TEASER TUESDAY #12

Teaser Tuesday is an intriguing meme started by Miz B over at Books and a Beat.

All you have to do is:

• 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 Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Teaser Tuesday

This week’s offering comes from a book I just finished reading, Alastair Reynold’s HOUSE OF SUNS, a sweeping space opera that encompasses both space and time, since the characters are long-lived people who spend their lives traveling across the galaxy, gathering knowledge that they store and trade as a very useful commodity.

We did have almost everything we could dream of. We had lived for millions of ears, crossed the galaxy countless time over, drunk from the riches and glories of ten million cultures. […] Entire civilizations owed their existence to our good deeds, unwitnessed and uncommemorated. We did marvelous, saintly things and we never stopped to ask for thanks.

Intriguing, isn’t it?

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Posted on September 20, 2016, in Reviews and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I only read one thing by Reynolds ( ashort story called A Murmuration), it was excellent and I really need to give his novels a try!! Thank you for reminding me of him 😛

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  2. I do have a book by this author waiting. I confess that I almost find it a little bit daunting though. I like your choice of sentence. It makes me think that if there was a race if people, long lived, travelling around sharing knowledge, they might be thought of as Gods by some of the people they visit? Probably totally off the mark but it was virtually the first thing that occurred to me.

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    • They are not considered gods, but they do show some god-like qualities (like near-immortality) and are regarded with awe and wonder – and maybe a little fear as well.
      And at the same time they are very human in their mistakes and frailties….

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  3. Ah, Alastair Reynolds, I have yet to read him still! Hopefully one day, and I actually have several of his books/audiobooks.

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