It’s TBR Thursday, and I thought we’d have a little two-sentence smackdown today. Here’s how the game works. I’ll offer you four snippets from five books with elephants in the title; all are categorized as speculative fiction. You pick your favorite. If you’re chosen, you can win the elephant book, a TBR book from the tab at the top of the page, or a $5 gift card to Amazon or Book Depository credit…
So here we go:
From: BARSK: THE ELEPHANTS’ GRAVEYARD by Lawrence M. Schoen (Tor Books, 2015)
Rüsul traveled to meet his death. The current had carried him away from his home island as if it understood his purpose.
From THE EMERALD ELEPHANT by Nicholas Erik (Watchfire Press, 2014)
“Everything that has been will be again, Mr. Keene.” The message, uttered by a mysterious female voice, played over and over, corrupted by skips and statics.
From THE ELEPHANT TREE by R.D. Ronald (Matador, 2010)
The call came in at 1:48 on Saturday morning as Detective Mark Fallon was catching up on his paperwork at the station. A shooting at Aura nightclub, one of the more luxurious establishments in Garden Heights.
From ETHER & ELEPHANTS (The Gaslight Chronicles), by Cindy Spencer Pape (Harlequin, 2015)
Hadrian Hall, Northumberland, January 1885–Nell Hadrian swirled around the dance floor in her first real ball gown. As usual, her parents’ Twelfth Night party was a smashing success.
From ELEPHANTS & CORPSES, by Kameron Hurley (Tor, 2015–a short novelette)
Bodies are only beautiful when they aren’t yours. It’s why Nev had fallen in love with bodies in the first place.
Hmm….Based on these selections, I’d probably go with Elephants & Corpses. How about you?