Wednesday, June 25, 2008

No Spoilers; Don't Worry!

I'm reading Destroyermen - Into the Storm by Taylor Anderson. It's fairly clear that this is the first book in what will be a series. Just reading the dust cover will tell you that it's about a WWI-era Destroyer running from the Japanese after a battle in 1942 when suddenly, they find themselves in a strange new world. The geography is the same, but none of the inhabitants are.

After allying themselves to strange creatures, and starting to learn each others' languages, they are holding a war conference to decide how to proceed. One of the alien beings, newly fluent in English says, "However the Amer-i-caans came to us, it is clear only the Maker of All Things could have arranged it as they say. If that is so, then surely we must all either Shit, or Get Off the Pot."

If that's not reason enough to get you to read this book, I don't know what is.


mattw said...

Who doesn't love that phrase - shit or get off the pot? And when aliens say it, even better!

Jim Wright said...

Hmmm, sounds like something I would like. Thanks, Nathan, I've got to run into Anchorage this weekend, I'll swing by the bookstore and pick up a copy.

Sub-Tropicaligal said...

We're BaAAAack.


Nathan said...

Yay, Di.

Jim, let me know how you like it. It's pretty good.