Hosted by Freda’s Voice, The Friday 56 follows these simple rules:
- Grab a book, any book.
- Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
- Find any sentence (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
- Post it.
Described by some as Harry Potter in space (but not really), here’s a teaser from Orson Scott Card’s classic Science Fiction, Ender’s Game.
Maybe you’ll break down under the pressure, maybe it’ll ruin your life, maybe you’ll hate me for coming here to your house today. But if there’s a chance that because you’re in the fleet, mankind might survive and the buggers might leave us alone forever – then I’m going to ask you to do it. To come with me.
I’m still new to Sci-Fi, but boy oh boy am I fast becoming a fan. This one had all the classic elements I’d normally make fun of – space, alien invasions, no-gravity combat with high tech machines, a last-chance boy-hero – but I enjoyed it despite all that. If that makes me a nerd, I’m proud to wear the badge. Look out for my full review soon!