Visions of Paradise

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

F&SF Quiz I

Famous Lines from F&SF Stories: How many stories can you identify from the following first lines? Hint: This is the classic quiz, since all stories were published prior to 1970. Answers will appear in the next blog.

1. Jarvis stretched himself as luxuriously as he could in the cramped general quarters of the Ares.

2. Aton 77, director of Saro University, thrust out a belligerent lower lip and glared at the young newspaperman in a hot fury.

3. Carson opened his eyes and found himself looking upward into a flickering blue dimness.

4. “This is a slightly unusual request,” said Dr. Wagner, with what he hoped was commendable restraint.

5. Dr. Strauss says I shud rite down what I think and evrey thing that happins to me from now on.

6. I was busy translating one of my Madrigals Macabre into Martian on the morning I was found acceptable.

7. When the man came to the F & O Bike Shop, Oscar greeted him with a hearty “Hi, there!”

8. Hiram Taine came awake and sat up in his bed.

9. There are always those who ask, what is it all about?

10. Toward the end of a stormy summer afternoon, with the sun finally breaking out under ragged black rain clouds, Castle Janeil was overwhelmed and its population destroyed.

11. Un and Sub, the giants, are grinding him for bread.

12. Roum is a city built on seven hills.


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