Friday, August 29, 2014

Follow Friday - SCP-173 Is a Creature Created by the SCP Foundation

It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and two Follow Friday Features Bloggers each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the two Featured Bloggers of the week - Words I Write Crazy and Please Feed the Bookworm.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: Tell us about a book character you’d trade places with.

These sorts of questions are always difficult to answer, because most book characters don't live lives that I would ever want to live. They are often in peril, frequently harmed in some way, either physically, emotionally, financially, or otherwise, and in many cases have disastrous love lives and one or more dead family members. This shouldn't surprise anyone. These are, after all, the sorts of things that make for interesting characters living in interesting plots.

That said, I'm going to ignore my reservations about living the life of a character in a novel and say I'd be okay with being Krina-114 from Neptune's Brood by Charles Stross. I'm picking Krina despite the fact that she is on the run from multiple groups that want to kill her, or at least injure her sufficiently that she will reveal the invaluable information she has to them. And also despite the fact that during the course of the story Krina has to evade a ravenously hungry cannibalistic priestess, a murderous doppelganger, the police force of a paranoid despot, and, at one point has most of her bones and internal organs destroyed. And despite the fact that her own "mother" wants her dead. Because Krina lives in a post-human world where androids have continued a semblance of human culture and expanded into an interstellar civilization. And because Krina's world is interesting, and despite the threats she faces, her disposable body is able to get her through them. And because she ends up incredibly wealthy.

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  1. I haven't read that book. But that sounds like some story. Will have to pick it up. Great pick! Happy Friday!
    New GFC follower.
    Brittney @ Reviews from a Dreamer

    1. @Britt's Bookshelf: I should have a comprehensive review of Neptune's Brood posted some time this week.

  2. A lot of people have had trouble with this due to the amount of characters in peril they read about.

    New GFC follower

    My FF

    Kate @ If These Books Could Talk

    1. @Kate Ward: Without conflict it is difficult to create an interesting plot, so characters, by the nature of the fiction they inhabit, often live difficult lives.

  3. Wow. Sounds like a great story. She must be some character if you want to be her despite all those problems.
    New follower.

    Rola @ Worn Out Pages

    1. @Rola G: Well, the fact that she ends up being one of the wealthiest people in civilized space might have something to do with it.