Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Relentless Adaptations by Tansy Rayner Roberts

I don't read a lot of short stories, but today's teaser comes from Relentless Adaptations by Tansy Rayner Roberts which was published in the Sprawl anthology published by Twelfth Planet Press.

During the upcoming Aussie Author Month, I am planning on talking about quite a few of the short stories in this anthology, but this was the first one I read out of the collection, and I really, really enjoyed it! This teaser comes from page 10 of Sprawl:

The last tweet I read is from a bookseller who cites being forced to dress up as a vampire as an example of unreasonable workplace conditions. A call to arms: Take up the fight. Are you with fiction, or against it?

I am currently reading the ebook version of this, but I noticed that if you buy the print book there are illustrations. If I enjoy the other stories anywhere near as much, I am going to have to splurge for the print version I think!

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading. Head on over to find out all about it, and how to join in!

Don't forget to check out my current giveaway of the upcoming Geraldine Brook's release Caleb's Crossing.

26 comments:

  1. To me that sounds like a fun place to work.

    Stopping by from TT. We have 3 this week--a family secret one, an Amish romance and a suspense: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday-bird-house-wanted.html

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  2. That reminds me of the guy that dresses up like Little Caesar and dances around on the busy streetcorner to sell $5.00 pizzas. It makes me giggle.

    Here's mine:

    http://bookbelle0819.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesdays_22.html

    Stopy by if you can!

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  3. Too funny. I'm not big into dressing up, so I can relate. Love the Twitter reference.

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  4. I too rarely read short stories.
    This one sounds like fun!!

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  5. sounds like a fun story! Great teaser and thank you for stopping by my blog

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  6. I don't read as many short stories as I would like, this one sounds interesting.

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  7. I don't know whether to laugh at the poor guy or cry for him having to dress as a vampire for work. It is sorta funny.

    http://readwithtea.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday_22.html

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  8. I like short stories when they are in a collection written by 1 author.
    This short is really new, right? the writer uses 'tweet' word ;)

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  9. That was a really amusing teaser, and it makes me more curious about the book!

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  10. A truly modern story..."tweets" and "vampires."

    Sounds like a tempting read.

    Here's MY TT POST

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  11. That made me giggle :)
    Great teaser -
    My teaser is from the Jaz Parks urban fantasy series at e-Volving Books

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  12. Gee, I'd love to have such unreasonable conditions.

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  13. How cute!
    My teaser this week is from ‘Amy Inspired’ by Bethany Pierce.

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  14. Cute teaser!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday_22.html

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  15. Great teaser - and a short story is always good every now and then.
    Here's my teaser for today:
    http://thebookgatherer.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesdays.html

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  16. LOL! You can find mine at The Bookish Snob Happy Reading!

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  17. Great teaser, I really like it :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  18. Very good teaser. I will check it out. Looking at all those teasers only makes my tbr pile longer! So many books, so less time to read, so less space to keep!

    Here is my Teaser Tuesday: Out At Night by Susan Arnout Smith post!

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  19. I'd say "that bites", but that's an inexcusably awful pun. Interesting to see twitter worming its way into traditional literary sources!

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  20. I rarely read short stories, but this one sounds interesting!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Amanda
    http://www.lettersinsideout.com

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  21. That's a really fun teaser! Thanks for stopping by on my blog! :)

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  22. LOL - I'd love to dress up as a vampire. Thanks for visiting my teaser.

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  23. That story is a very good bit of commentary on current trends - shows Tansy's depth as a writer I think

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  24. Your teaser has hooked me - I have to read that short story!

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  25. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Marg. I haven't read any short stories since I read Dubliners last year. Great Teaser.
    Enjoy reading!
    кєяo's Book Blog

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  26. Sounds like a good teaser. Enjoy your trip!

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