Teaser Tuesday – 15th November, 2016



Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• 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 is my choice of the day:
Synners by Pat Cadigan
p. 147. ‘Oh, I already know how I’m going to vote.’ The senator glanced into the bowl of the pipe and took synnersanother puff. ‘You people don’t have to worry about that, I’ll vote for legalization, though it could be a rough ride. It’s the nastiest thing I’ve ever heard of. Possibly diabolical. If I thought I could stop it, I would.’

Insane people everywhere, Manny thought. What the hell was he smoking anyway?

BLURB: In Synners, the line between humanity and technology is hopelessly slim. The human mind and the external landscape have fused to the point where any encounter with ‘reality’ is incidental. Now you can change yourself to suit the machines – and all it will cost you is your freedom. And your humanity.

This one has been lurking on my TBR pile for far too long and as it’s Sci Fi month and I haven’t read anything like sufficient science fiction this year – I bumped it to the top. It’s taking me a while to get into it – cyberpunk is never a swift read as I find I have to keep paying attention. But now the world is becoming clearer, I’m thoroughly enjoying it, while remembering all over again why sci fi is my favourite genre of all…

30 responses »

  1. My Tuesday Teaser is from the wonderful, wonderful (I KNOW I’m gushing, but the book is gush worthy)A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
    “At two o’clock when Marina (the hotel seamstress where the Count is under house arrest) answered her office door to find the Count at the threshold in the company of a little girl with a rag doll gripped tightly by the neck, she was so surprised her eyes almost came into alignment. (She has a “wandering” eye problem) ‘Ah Marina’ , said the Count, raising his eyebrows meaningfully, ‘You remember Nina Kulikova? May I present her daughter, Sofia. she will be staying with us for a bit…”
    I can’t say enough how wonderful the writing in this novel is!

  2. I like this genre and sounds interesting, Sarah. I often find that if it’s a series, that first book is slower as the author builds their world. It helps if the writing is visual:)

    • I like your TT this week – that’s a fab cover and the premise is really intriguing – get close and cosy to the detective, or snuff out the baddie? Hm… looking forward to reading your review of this one!

    • This one wouldn’t necessarily be one to dive into as an escape, but if ever you’d like a bit of quirky futuristic fun – I can always recommend a number of good reads. In the meantime – LOVED your opening paragraph of ‘Send in the Clowns’. Thank you for popping across and sharing:).

  3. Well, that teaser is something . . . I don’t usually read cyberpunk, but I admit you piqued my curiosity with this one 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier!

    • I’m thoroughly into this book now and really enjoying it. She takes a while to pick up the pace, but the characters are nuanced and varied, despite the damage and the fear pervading their lives and now I’m halfway through, it’s a struggle to put down…

  4. Thanks for the teaser – it does sound intriguing although, I don’t really dip my toes often into cyber punk – might wait for your full review and see what you make of it eh!
    Lynn 😀

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