Friday 7 September 2012

SFFSat - Sept 08

Welcome back to another Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday.

SFFSat is a place where a bunch of us post snippets from our written works and also shoot the breeze a little. And before I get ahead of myself, thanks and appreciation as always to those who stop by and leave fantastic comments.

Yet another snippet from To Catch A Marlin, a more or less finalized WIP due out this October with Ring of Fire Publishing. A futuristic cat and mouse tale involving Special Inspector Pedroni and the vigilante Jax Marlin, who just happens to be a super sexy woman with ninja skills.

Today, Inspector Pedroni is in pursuit of a war-class cruiser where he suspects a criminal is hiding. Responding to a distress beacon, he approaches the cruiser...

Okay, it’s a sexy beast of a cruiser.
Pedroni smiled, marveling at the smooth lines and the way the approaching shuttle lights reflected off its gunmetal silver hull like dappled sunlight filtering through a canopy of leaves. Rows of reflective windows lined up in two levels, angled like cat eyes.
Like Jax’s.
With a gentle flare, like a slender woman’s hips, the rear thrusters fanned out from the sides and tapered gently apart like long, graceful legs. The engines were killed and the exhaust ends appeared dark. The only lights flickering were emergency flashes from the outer points of the Q-Class.
Either the ship really was dead, or something more sinister was at work, laying in wait for them to board. Pedroni suppressed the urge to voice his concerns to the rest of his team--the last thing he needed were spooked agents watching his back with live weapons.

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  1. What a great description, I can totally visualise the ship. Nice job :)

  2. Enjoyed this one...can't wait for it to come out. Hopefully it'll be available for the Nook!

  3. Your description of the ship is...uh, inspiring. Seriously, I love it!

    1. Haha!! Glad you enjoyed it...or were inspired. :)

  4. Have I mentioned that this is going to be my favorite 2012 release that wasn't written by me? Your descriptions are brilliant! Love this! Note to self: STOP GUSHING!

  5. Lovely details. You described in a way that made *me* think the ship is sexy. It sounds like when you see a clean Zo6.

    And I love the set-up with him considering the danger of an abandoned ship--a trap in wait that he'll walk into anyway Wonderful. I can't wait for the release. :)

  6. What a great opening line! I loved this snippet!

  7. Mmm ship porn--my favorite kind. :)

  8. Sounds like he's quite keen to board her...I mean it! :P