Thursday Tea (Jan. 27): Dust

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’ve barely started Elizabeth Bear’s Dust, January’s pick for the Women of Sci-Fi Book Club. I should have probably started it sooner, but oh well? Here’s a summary of what it’s about:

On a broken ship orbiting a doomed sun, dwellers have grown complacent with their aging metal world. But when a serving girl frees a captive noblewoman, the old order is about to change….

Ariane, Princess of the House of Rule, was known to be fiercely cold-blooded. But severing an angel’s wings on the battlefield—even after she had surrendered—proved her completely without honor. Captive, the angel Perceval waits for Ariane not only to finish her off—but to devour her very memories and mind. Surely her gruesome death will cause war between the houses—exactly as Ariane desires. But Ariane’s plan may yet be opposed, for Perceval at once recognizes the young servant charged with her care.

Rien is the lost child: her sister. Soon they will escape, hoping to stop the impending war and save both their houses. But it is a perilous journey through the crumbling hulk of a dying ship, and they do not pass unnoticed. Because at the hub of their turning world waits Jacob Dust, all that remains of God, following the vapor wisp of the angel. And he knows they will meet very soon.

The tea: I found my Christmas teas! Didn’t actually feel like drinking them, though, so I went with Earl Grey again. I do so love Earl Grey.

Do they go together? Not really. I don’t know why, but I just never associated sci-fi books with tea, even though one of the most famous sci-fi books around features tea (or at least the pursuit of it) pretty heavily. I suppose I just think sci-fi = adventures in space = no time for tea drinking? Which is bonkers, I admit.

What sort of tea do you think would go with this book?

What’s your Thursday Tea?

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7 thoughts on “Thursday Tea (Jan. 27): Dust”

  1. Oh shoot. I didn’t do Thursday Tea this week. Now that I know you’re back to hosting and with a linky, I’ll remember to play along more often. I like the new button too.

    1. I looooove me some Earl Grey. I used to be a white chai sort of person, but now I’m definitely feeling the Grey. ♥

    1. I was thinking some unusual herbal tea would go good, especially if it had a quirky name to go with it. But I don’t really drink any quirky teas, so I don’t know which, exactly, would go? Hm.

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