Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (14 Valentine)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly event in which participants share a tidbit from their current reads; play along at Should Be Reading.

It did something to the watchers. The power of the thundering rocket, the knowledge that had gone into it; to the older watchers it was something impossible, a comic-book incident from their childhood. To the younger ones it was inevitable and to be expected, and they couldn't understand why the older people were so excited. Space ships were real and of course they worked....

p. 131, Lucifer's Hammer. Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

4 comments:

  1. I've never read any Niven. I think I want to now, what a nicely put-together set of sentences.

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  2. Good teaser. I haven't read anything by Jerry Pournelle, but my husband is a big fan of his blog and is always reading bits of it to me. Hope you're enjoying the book.

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  3. This book was written in the 1970s, wasn't it? Regardless, it's been around a while. Although sci-fi isn't my usual genre, I've been meaning to read this one. Thanks for the reminder!
    Here's my Teaser: Sandy's Teaser

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  4. It was! 1977. Pre-Shuttle era, as I was reminded when they shot up an Apollo module to take a look at the Hammer...

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