Thursday Tea (Feb. 24): Human.4

Thursday Tea is a weekly(-ish) meme hosted by yours truly. To play along, all you need is a cup of tea, the book you’re currently reading, and the answers to the following questions: what tea are you drinking (and do you like it)? What book are you reading (and do you like it)? Tell us a little about your tea and your book, and whether or not you think the two go together.

The book: I’m currently about two chapters into Human.4 by Mike A. Lancaster, a YA sci-fi that’s coming out March 8th. I really like the prologue, and I hope the rest of it is good, too.

Kyle Straker volunteered to be hypnotized at the annual community talent show, expecting the same old lame amateur acts. But when he wakes up, his world will never be the same. Televisions and computers no longer work, but a strange language streams across their screens. Everyone’s behaving oddly. It’s as if Kyle doesn’t exit.

Is this nightmare a result of the hypnosis? Will Kyle wake up with a snap of fingers to roars of laughter? Or is this something much more sinister?

Narrated on a set of found cassette tapes at an unspecified point in the future, Human.4 is an absolutely chilling look at technology gone too far.

The tea: The only bad thing about buying a boatload of Christmas tea and not drinking it before February starts is that by this time of the year I’m definitely out of the holiday spirit and I don’t particularly want to be drinking a tea called “White Christmas.” But I am, and it’s pretty good, and if I don’t drink it now it’ll go stale. So.

Do they go together? As always, I’m never sure which sort of tea goes well with a sci-fi book. Tea just always says “old fashioned” to me, whereas sci-fi is more futuristic. Is there a futuristic sort of tea available now? And how would you even define tea as being futuristic?

Things to ponder.

What’s your Thursday Tea?

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2 thoughts on “Thursday Tea (Feb. 24): Human.4”

  1. White tea has always seemed rather futuristic to me. It’s just so odd-yet-familiar – rather like most science fiction! And, of course, Earl Grey always reminds me of Star Trek (yes, I am a nerd who remembers Captain Picard’s tea of choice).

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