Framing the Dialogue

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Waking Gods

Waking Gods is the second in author Sylvain Neuvel’s Themis series.  Themis being the giant “robot” discovered in pieces scattered around the globe.  The United States has control of the robot and is convinced to share the discovery and use it to protect the world.  It has become obvious that this was not made on Earth, yet the men and women who operate it have become comfortable with making it move.  Things are going well until a second robot shows up in London.

Sleeping Giants

A young girl wanders off of the path during a walk and falls into a hand.  Not bad guys, but a large, hand that seems to have been buried a long long time ago.

“My father didn’t want to talk about it afterward. When I asked what I had fallen into, he just found new clever ways of explaining what a hole was. It was about a week later that someone rang the doorbell. I called for my father to go, but I got no answer. I ran down the stairs and opened the door. It was one of the firemen that had gotten me out of the hole. He’d taken some pictures and thought I’d like to see them. He was right. There I was, this tiny little thing at the bottom of the hole, lying on my back in the palm of a giant metal hand.”