Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted on Books and a Beat.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• 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!
My Choice: The Tourist by Robert Dickinson.
A lot of the natives think if they’ve been warned about an event they can stop it from happening. Li calls it the Terminator Fallacy, a reference to one of their entertainments. Li has an anthropologist’s interest in their culture.
“Because we weren’t you. We remembered our past.” You’re pleased with your answer. You’d be more pleased if it hadn’t occurred to you after a long and awkward silence.
THE FUTURE HAS ALREADY HAPPENED.
It’s expected to be an excursion like any other. There is nothing in the records to indicate that anything out of the ordinary will happen.
A bus will take them to the mall. They will have an hour or so to look around. Perhaps buy something, try their food.
A minor traffic incident on the way back to the resort will provide additional interest – but the tour rep has no reason to expect any trouble.
Until he notices that one of his party is missing.
Most disturbingly, she is a woman who, according to the records, did not go missing.
Now she is a woman whose disappearance could change the world.
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