She didn’t understand. He could see it in her face. The word as foreign as the concept. Freedomless. He felt a prang in his gut. Being a policeman had its rewards, but the list of things that stopped him sleeping was growing long. He gestured to the door and repeated his question, “Would you like to go outside?”
I recently got an ARC of Alien Days, a multi-author anthology of science fiction featuring 21 stories. Here’s my quick, non-spoiler, thoughts my personal favourites of the bunch.
I’ve talked about the great the opening scenes of a TV show and a movie. It’s time to look at a book. Today it’s one of my favourites, The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis. You can read my barely restrained fangirling in my goodreads review, but for this post I’ll be digging into what makes the first chapter work.