Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #13


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Grab your current read, open to a random page and share two teaser sentences from that page!


Caves of Steel is a book by Isaac Asimov, the first book in the Robot series. The novel takes place three thousand years into the future, when humans have started living in space with their robot helpers. Basically, the Earthlings hate the Spacers, and vice versa. The main theme of the novel is a murder of a Spacer, which is investigated by a human detective, Elijah Bailey and his robot partner R. Daneel Oliver. Here is my teaser for this week, from the book:

"Most Earthmen were Medievalists in one way or another. It was an easy thing to be when it meant looking back to a time when Earth was the world and not just one of fifty. The misfit one of fifty at that."

11 comments:

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I have never read Asimov, which is surprising as I like sic fi.


Here is my teaser

LibrarySnake said...

Very interesting teaser.

Here's mine:
http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesdays_28.html

The Golden Eagle said...

I love Isaac Asimov's works! I haven't read any books from the Robot series--I really should.

Great teaser!

storytreasury said...

I read this book, I really like this robot books.

Oh - is Tabula Rasa named for classical music?

Silsbee said...

Ahh, sci-fi! One of the few genres I have left to try! Excellent teaser, though.

I really like your blog and would love to subscribe. I'll do that as soon as the follow box shows up again. ;)

And thanks for stopping by my TT post!

Yvonne said...

This is one author I've never read, but it sounds interesting.

Heather said...

An interesting teaser, I don't think I've read Asimov, though I've definitely heard his name. Thanks for visiting my Harry Potter teaser!

Priya said...

Brooke, The Golden Eagle, Heather - I haven't read Asimov either, just one book. But this series seems pretty great!!

Silsbee - Thanks. It seems I'm having some problem with that box, trying to get it fixed!!

Storytreasury - I am planning to read this series now and then the Foundation books!! No, the name is in the psychological context!!

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

But most of us earthlings actually are medievalists in one way or the other.

Nice quote.

Cheers,
Blasphemous Aesthete

Priya said...

Actually, yeah, that's true too!

KB said...

Interesting teaser.

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