Teaser Tuesday – 26th November, 2019 #Brainfluffbookblog #TeaserTuesday #SciFiMonth2019

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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 week, I’m linking this post to Sc Fi Month 2019.

This is my choice of the day:

Navigating the Stars – Book 1 of Sentinels of the Galaxy by Maria V. Snyder
6%: With that last gift, my funeral officially ends. There is no good-bye or we’ll be in touch. I hug Lan and leave the room with only memories and a couple of photographs to add to my collection.

Emotionally drained, I head back to our housing unit. Each step an effort of will. By the time I reach my bedroom, I make a promise.

No more friends. Ever.

BLURB: “The answer is no, Lyra,” my mother utters her favorite—I swear—phrase.

No means I have to travel with them to another planet—again.

No means leaving all my friends fifty years in the past. Thanks, Einstein.

Seventeen-year-old Lyra Daniels can’t truly blame Einstein or her parents for their impending move across the Milky Way Galaxy. It’s all due to the invention of the Q-net, which made traveling the vast distances in space possible—with one big caveat: the time dilation. But that never stopped Lyra’s ancestors from exploring the Milky Way, searching for resources and exoplanets to colonize. What they didn’t expect to find is life-sized terracotta Warriors buried on twenty-one different exoplanets.

… Make that twenty-two.

As the Galaxy’s leading experts on the Warriors, Lyra’s parents are thrilled by the new discovery, sending them—and her—fifty years into the future. Her social life in ruins, she fills her lonely days by illegally worming into the Q-net. The only person close to her age is the annoyingly irresistible security officer who threatens to throw her into the brig.

After the planet they just left goes silent—meaning no communications from them at all—security has bigger problems to deal with than Lyra, especially when vital data files go missing. But that’s just the beginning, because they’re not as alone as they thought on their new planet… and suddenly time isn’t the only thing working against them.

As you can see, I haven’t got very far into this one, but I love the premise. I’ve found the prospect of travelling across the vast distances, yet still having to deal with time dilation gives family dynamics a twist that immediately ups the stakes.

21 responses »

  1. It’s been a while since I’ve picked up a good scifi, but this looks promising! Thanks for the share!

    • Yes, I’d seen it around, too – and when I checked, it looks like it is on special offer at the moment – so you might want to get a copy:)). Thank you for swinging by!

    • Yes – isn’t it a great premise? I have read books that have dealt with it before, but nothing quite so personal and with the prospect of ripping a family apart…

  2. Very intriguing. Forgive me for not celebrating sci fi month with you. I’m reading almost exclusively 5th-8th grade books through Christmas–bit project. I AM enjoying your exploration of your favorite genre, though. LOL

    • Please don’t worry about it! The glory of sharing our reads online is that everyone gets to see what everyone else is enjoying:)). Though I’m sure you realise I’ve unleashed my inner space cadet this month… I hope you’re enjoying the children’s books, Rae.

      • I’m sure you are. Well written children’s book are far too good to be just left to the children. One of my top reads of the year so far is a child’s book.

      • The final instalment of the How To Train Your Dragon series – it is a wonderful, wonderful journey. When you have a bit of time, I highly recommend it – but there are 12 book in the series, so you will need a bit of time… And it’s SO MUCH BETTER than the films – there’s no comparison…

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