Teaser Tuesdays – April 21, 2015


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.

Anyone can participate.

If you’re new to Teaser Tuesdays, the details are at MizB’s A Daily Rhythm or on my Teaser Tuesdays Page.

I haven’t liked some of the books in this series, but this one is turning out great. Fans of the television show Alien Nation should love it. It will also be of interest to others as it’s not just science fiction. It’s about prejudice and labels of all kinds. Homage is paid to John Howard Griffin and his experience in the 1950s which are recounted Black Like Me.

Slag Like Me
(Alien Nation #5)
by Barry B. Longyear


“All kinds of irrelevant detail,” said Fell, looking up at Matt. “What I do know about Mick was that he swung his honesty like a war club, and that his mortal enemies were stupidity, injustice, and cruelty.”

Publisher’s blurb:

Detective Matthew Sikes and his Newcomer partner George Francisco must track down a missing human journalist, named Micky Cass, who has gone undercover as a Newcomer to expose racism and discrimination against the Tenctonese. From the beginning, the journalist’s articles about his experiences ignited fierce controversy. When Micky Cass disappears, the controversy explodes and violence wracks the city. It is now up to Sikes and Francisco to solve a case that has the entire city caught in a grip of hate. Finally, as the city burns, Matt Sikes must go undercover as a Newcomer and place himself at the center of the worst violence Los Angeles has ever known.

What are you reading now? Do you have a TT to share with us?

Please leave a comment with your link on MizB’s Teaser Tuesday post or below. If you don’t have a blog, you can share your Teaser here in the comment section instead.

8 comments on “Teaser Tuesdays – April 21, 2015

  1. Laura Thomas says:

    I rememer liking the show and didn’t realize there were books too. Looks good to me!

    My TT – http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/04/21/teaser-tuesdays-111-constricted-by-bejjajcampbell-review-free-book/

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    • Dagny says:

      I loved the show, Laura. There are eight books in the series. The first three are more or less novelizations of the tv movies which were made after the series ended. They’re ok, but not great. Might be interesting if you hadn’t seen the tv movies. But this book is new territory and great, especially if you’re a Matt fan.


  2. Sonia Lal says:

    This book sounds interesting! Who are the newcomers?

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  3. I’ve never read the books but loved the movie & series! Had you heard that they’re planning on doing a prequel/reboot movie? (For real this time, apparently … not like the 1506457 other attempts to reboot it … )

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    • Dagny says:

      I hadn’t heard that, Karen! If it’s a prequel, I guess they won’t be able to have Gary Graham play Matt though. They might do alright with the Tenctonese.


  4. Hmm. I don’t read much science fiction, but I may try this!

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    • Dagny says:

      Yes, really it’s not much like science fiction, only Matt’s plastic surgery to make him look like a Tenctonese. The whole ‘alien’ controversy is just like minorities.

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