A Name (#SFFSAT)

So, Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday: a mouthful, a blog hop, a hive mind of the most geek-tastic brains out there. Some guidelines, a little welcome:

Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. On the surface, it’s a web ring of authors who post snippets of their work for comment. In reality, it’s a close-knit group of friends and colleagues working together to support and encourage one another and promote the science fiction and fantasy genres.

– JC Cassels, 2012


  1. Absolutely no erotica or explicit content. This ring is for all ages to read. This is the founding reason for this ring, and any diversions will be removed from the final list on Saturday.
  2. Length of snippets:
    • Prose: 4 – 10 sentences.
    • Poetry: 4 – 10 lines.
  3. Any and all comments on the authors’ work are welcome, but please take care to keep them constructive.

I’ve been sharing snippets from a wip called Human: a tale about a detective who meets an android named Adelyn X. And can’t get her out of his head, which leads to trouble, of course.

Last week Jack uncovered a name (at least the link to a name) amongst the messy desk of Adelyn’s shady repairman. A piece to the puzzle he’s just discovered even exists. He’s going to need help getting to this guy, though. Enter: Alexander Rome, who speaks first in this snippet.

“So, you’re putting your life, and now my life, in danger for an android you barely know—though she’s hot—over the theory that there is a private group trying to, what? Take over the world with secret technology?”

Jack plopped into a chair and stared at Alexander Rome (whose expression was disbelieving after his incredulous spiel). He hadn’t changed much.  He had a beard now, thicker than Jack’s overgrown five o’clock shadow. But he was still an intimidating man, his blue eyes seeming to be brighter against his big beard. “Basically, yeah. That’s what I’m saying.” Jack dropped his head back against the chair’s headrest, closing his eyes. “Please, don’t be a smartass, Rome. I’m tired.”

So, now you’ve met Jack’s BFF. More  of them next week.  Still a great list of reading  waiting for you.


Past SFFSAT snippets: Human Snippet IHuman Snippet IIHuman Snippet IIIHuman Snipet IVHuman Snippet VHuman Snippet VIHuman Snippet VIIHuman Snippet VIIIHuman Snippet IXHuman Snippet XHuman XIHuman XIIHuman XIIIHuman XIVHuman XVHuman XVIHuman XVIIHuman XVIIIHuman XIXHuman XXHuman XXIHuman XXII, Human XXIII, Human XXIV.


16 thoughts on “A Name (#SFFSAT)

  1. I like the fact that he barely knows this android – you slip it in very casually and that makes it easy for the reader to accept your world … and that she’s “hot”.

  2. “Please don’t be a smartass. I’m tired.” Yeah, those witty folks in fiction would be exhausting in real life, and you touch down on ‘real life’ in the delivery of this line.

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