Anyhow, time for another Teaser Tuesday. And today I'm joining in on First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, hosted by Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea.
This week, my teaser/intro comes from Jack Williamson's classic story (or "novelette" as it was called back then), With Folded Hands -- one of the science fiction works I've got lined up for the Sci-Fi Experience hosted by Carl V. at Stainless Steel Droppings. It first appeared in the July 1947 issue of Astounding Science Fiction magazine. These are the opening lines:
Underhill was walking home from the office, because his wife had the car, the afternoon he first met the new mechanicals. His feet were following his usual diagonal path across a weedy vacant block -- his wife usually had the car -- and his preoccupied mind was rejecting various impossible ways to meet his notes at the Two Rivers bank, when a new wall stopped him.
The wall wasn't any common brick or stone, but something sleek and bright and strange....
|July 1947 issue
So, what are your thoughts about this one? Like it? Hate it? Go on reading or not?
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