Posted 5/9/2017 6:58 AM (GMT -6)
As promised, here is Tuesday Teaser 1, a passage from Tall Allen's "Thaw's Hammer," submitted for your reading pleasure. To give you an idea of TA's captivating style that just pulls you in and makes you want to read more.
If you are not already planning to participate in the upcoming June Book Club discussion, perhaps reading this and the other three "Tuesday Teasers" from the novel to come during the rest of this month will change your mind.
If you have not done so yet and would now like to sign up to participate in the discussion which begins June 1, please post below saying so, and I will see your post and be happy to add your name to the list.
Just one thing. While you might find it tempting, let's do reserve posting comments on this and the future teaser passages until June, when actual discussion begins.
"The34 MYA layer (Jace had adopted the paleontologist jargon for "million years ago") has all the clues we're ever going to get about the Blue Cancer. I have to know how it got there. Where did it come from? Why Antarctica and nowhere else? What stopped it then? What is unique about the animals it attacked? And I need samples from as many different animals as you can find. The Genetics team needs samples to know if there is any diversity, does it mutate? He was now looking her straight in the eyes. This, this monstrous Blue Cancer was the thing he most cared about, she could tell. Jace was Ahab—with vulnerability, and the Blue cancer was Moby Dick—with vulnerability too, the world hoped."
"Thaw's Hammer," copyright 2010, p. 102.
Chronic prostatitis (age 60 on)
BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6(3+3), T1c
No mets, PCa likely still organ contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSAs (since post-IMRT): 0.1 or lower