Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly blog hop hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. My book for this week is The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction, from 2009. You can guess how long it's been waiting on my shelf for me to read it.
The collection was edited by Allan Kaster, and this two-sentence excerpt comes from James Alan Gardner's "The Ray-Gun: A Love Story."

"In his mind's eye he imagined the incident again, only this time he casually somersaulted to safety rather than stumbling into a tree. That's how you're supposed to cheat death if you're carrying a ray-gun:
with cool heroic flair."

Gardner's short is just great, a logical progression from the Spider-Man influences it implicitly and explicitly drops. The anthology contains a lot of award-winning work, but the quality of the humor and humanity is a great start. I'm looking forward to meeting Gardner at EerieCon this weekend.

Everyone is welcome to Teaser Tuesday. The rules are as simple as:
• Grab your current book
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• Avoid spoilers! Don't give too much away or you'll ruin it for the very people you're suggesting it to.
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers


  1. My husband introduced me to sci-fi short stories years ago, and I've enjoyed them since. Thanks for posting a snippet that reminded me!
    My teaser is from A DIFFERENT KIND OF FOREVER: Sandy's Teaser

  2. Well it is preferred but as long as you walk away you can tell it how you want to.

  3. Ya just gotta have the ray gun when it comes to sci-fi!
    Nice Teaser.

    You can find my teaser at:

  4. Lol C.M Brown ^^^^
    Great choice of teaser! Here's mine for this week: http://ttoria.blogspot.com

    Happy reading!
    Vix :-)

  5. You always wonder or imagine what could have happened to make a situation go in the right direction (and look cool doing it) but it doesn't always turn out that way lol. Great teaser. Here's my Teaser

  6. Not a big fan of sci-fi, but the teaser is intriguing. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. Great teaser! I love sci-fi and just don't read enough of it anymore. My teaser is here. Cheers!

    1. A nice sci-fi teaser.


  8. lol, cool heroic flair? I love it.

  9. "Casually somersaulted to safety" Definitely cool lines. I'll remember to do that to cheat death.

  10. Great Teaser!! Thanks for stopping by SunnyReads!!

  11. with cool heroic flair? LOL Funny.

  12. LOL I bet a lot of us would like to redo things! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  13. Lol I don't read science fiction books at all, but that was a funny teaser :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :D Happy Reading!

  14. I love SciFi so this is a must read. Here is my teaser:


  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog; I appreciate it. I don't read SF, but I sure hope this is one you enjoy.

  16. Too funny, I could use some heroic flair and a ray gun on top of that! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog!

  17. LOL. He's right, that is how you cheat death if you're carrying a ray gun! Although I would still probably stumble into the tree.

    Thanks for stopping by my TT!

  18. Ooh, it feels like a metafictional joke(:

    Thanks for visiting my blog!


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