Teaser Tuesday – 29th August, 2017

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker.
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:

Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill

83% I’d waited in line for hours, the slow funeral procession of passing gawkers silent, mournful, disdainful. There were no words. Only curiosity. Why after so long had this man given up? Had he had enough? had he lost every last thread of his sanity and simply forgotten we were here? What compelled the last of his species to just walk into oblivion like that? Why does a thing lie down for its own extinction? How can it?

BLURB: BRITTLE started out his life playing nurse to a dying man, purchased in truth instead to look after the man’s widow upon his death. But then war came and Brittle was forced to choose between the woman he swore to protect and potential oblivion at the hands of rising anti-AI sentiment. Thirty years later, his choice still haunts him. Now he spends his days in the harshest of the wastelands, known as the Sea of Rust, cannibalizing the walking dead – robots only hours away from total shutdown – looking for parts to trade for those he needs to keep going.

Think Terminator without John Connor… This is a post-apocalyptic world where the humans have gone. We follow Brittle as she/it struggles to survive the war between the robots which has ravaged Earth. In this foot-to-the-floor action roller-coaster that nonetheless also delivers a poignant undertone – there is also a clear warning for those who are striving to perfect an Artificial Intelligence. I’m loving this one!

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    • I’ve just finished reading this one – and I’m still in a spin about it… SUCH an intense, action-packed read that alternates between hardcore action-packed craziness and some really lyrically beautiful writing. It is due to be released at the beginning of September and I highly recommend it.

  1. I’m been waiting for someone to review this, glad you love it so far! I love the idea of a world without people, curious to see how the author deals with that.

    • Thank you, Laurel. I’m not sure if it is one that would suit you – there is plenty of fighting and mayhem. But I really love the writing – it is certainly one of the highlights of a wonderful month of reading. Thank you for swinging by:).

    • I’ve read other robot vs human conflicts – Machinations by Haley Stone is good as well as Tony Ballentyne’s gritty series, but this one is, I think, exceptional. It is due out in the first week of September.

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