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23 March, 2010

Teaser Tuesday - Chindi

For this week's Teaser Tuesday I'm choosing Chindi by Jack McDevit

The rules come from MizB of Should Be Reading.

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!

The Book SUmmery from GoodReads:

Most science fiction seeks to excite and gratify the reader's sense of wonder. Jack McDevitt's hard SF novel Chindi both satisfies and examines this sense of wonder, which inspires not only SF readers and writers, but every explorer and scientist who seeks to understand the universe.

In Chindi, humanity has expanded to the stars and found very few other intelligent races--all but one extinct, with the survivor none too impressive. Humanity has resigned itself to being alone. Then an alien satellite is found, orbitting a distant star and beaming an unreadable signal across the galaxy. Academy starship Captain Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins finds herself piloting a motley crew of eccentrics (one an ex-lover) from the idealistic, ridiculed Contact Society, seeking the signal's destination. Their quest turns deadly as it takes them far beyond the borders of explored space to an impossible planetary system--and a vast and terrifying alien artifact.

The Teasers:

"Images began to flash across the screen. The ships were eerily similar to the kinds of vessels that had roamed Earth's seas until recently. Of course, she thought, that only makes sense. How many ways are there to build a ship? (P. 109)

3 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

Great teaser! Makes me want to find the book.

Kaye said...

Hmm, that one sounds most intriguing. Glad you could join us for TT. I hope you are enjoying the book. My TT is here

Lori said...

I hope that you enjoy your book. Here's My Teaser