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
- 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.
- Length of snippets:
- Prose: 4 – 10 sentences.
- Poetry: 4 – 10 lines.
- 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 I, Human Snippet II, Human Snippet III, Human Snipet IV, Human Snippet V, Human Snippet VI, Human Snippet VII, Human Snippet VIII, Human Snippet IX, Human Snippet X, Human XI, Human XII, Human XIII, Human XIV, Human XV, Human XVI, Human XVII, Human XVIII, Human XIX, Human XX, Human XXI, Human XXII, Human XXIII, Human XXIV.