Martin Tithonium (tithonium) wrote,
Martin Tithonium

Book meme, via jenk.

a. first line of 10 of your fave books.
b. folks guess
c. bold them as they guess them....and all that rot.

I was going to do more books, but I got tired of digging thru the layers on the shelves. We /really/ need to get more bookshelves.

Anyway, here is a random selection of books I like, in no particular order. The first 6 are first 'cause I happen to have electronic copies handy.

1. The Deliverator belongs to an elite order, a hallowed subcategory.
Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson, alanc

2. Within its broad array of nested rings, the planet was a seething storm.
Footfall, Larry Niven, walbourn

3. Mars was empty before we came.
Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson, walbourn

4. Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, allanc

5. When a passenger check-in desk at Terminal Two, Heathrow Airport, shot up through the roof engulfed in a ball of orange flame the usual peaple tried to claim responsibility.
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, Douglas Adams, allanc

6. The history of the Galaxy has got a little muddled, for a number of reasons: partly because those who are trying to keep track of it have got a little muddled, but also because some very muddling things have been happening anyway.
Mostly Harmless, Douglas Adams, walbourn

7. It was a dazzling four-sun afternoon.
Nightfall, Isaac Asimov, grymor

8. December, 12,000 feet, northeast of Nepal.

9. When the series of images ended I reached out and flicked the projector switch off.

10. From The Encyclopaedia Britannica, 17th Edition, 2073: Icarus

11. The coldsleep itself was dreamless. [I cheated and skipped the prologue]
Fire Upon the Deep, Vernor Vinge, xopherg

12. On the first leg of the trip, in the passenger cabin of the long-bed shuttle, Patricia Vasquez had watched the Earth's cloud-smeared limb on a video monitor. [ditto on the prologue]
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