Tuesday, November 28, 2017

FP/TT: The End of All Things by John Scalzi

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of a book she is reading or planning to read. She provides a linky for others to post theirs.

Here's mine:
So, I'm supposed to tell you how I became a brain in a box.

Huh. Well, that starts off a little dark, doesn't it.

Link up here. It is very easy to play along:
  • 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! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.
Here's mine:
"This ship needs a pilot. You are a pilot. You know this ship."

That doesn't require taking my brain out of my goddamned skull, I thought.

"It does."
Both of these are from The End of All Things by John Scalzi. This is the sixth book in the Old Man's War series. It has been on my TBR mountain since August 15, 2015. Here is the description from Amazon:
Hugo-award winning author, John Scalzi returns to his best-selling Old Man's War universe with The End of All Things, the direct sequel to 2013's The Human Division

Humans expanded into space...only to find a universe populated with multiple alien species bent on their destruction. Thus was the Colonial Union formed, to help protect us from a hostile universe. The Colonial Union used the Earth and its excess population for colonists and soldiers. It was a good arrangement...for the Colonial Union. Then the Earth said: no more.

Now the Colonial Union is living on borrowed time-a couple of decades at most, before the ranks of the Colonial Defense Forces are depleted and the struggling human colonies are vulnerable to the alien species who have been waiting for the first sign of weakness, to drive humanity to ruin. And there's another problem: A group, lurking in the darkness of space, playing human and alien against each other-and against their own kind -for their own unknown reasons.

In this collapsing universe, CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson and the Colonial Union diplomats he works with race against the clock to discover who is behind attacks on the Union and on alien races, to seek peace with a suspicious, angry Earth, and keep humanity's union intact...or else risk oblivion, and extinction-and the end of all things.


  1. You don't have to convert me - I LOVED this series and am a solid Scalzi fan:)). I hope you enjoy this one, Kathy. My TT this week concerns a precient mage in a bind...

  2. Uh oh! I don't think I'd want to "drive" this thing! Lol!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. One of my favourite writers -can't wait to catch up with this book. :)

  4. Interesting intro but, probably not something I'd gravitate to. Hope you love it.

  5. Look out below.....
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  6. I don't generally read science fiction, but it does sound intriguing. Mine is on: This Must Be the Place.

  7. Sounds interesting. Not something I'm familiar with, but would definitely look twice at. Happy Reading!

  8. That opening is very dark! And oh, that teaser, is that set before the opening of the book? Interesting teaser/opening of the book! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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