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