First Lines: SF & Fantasy by BoyerA

Champion(s):

MassogliaB


Runner(s)-Up:

SegalP
"Fool me once, shame on you... but teach a man to fool me, and I'll be fooled for the rest of my life."


Quiz Description

Given the first sentence or three from a science fiction or fantasy novel, provide the TITLE.

Full Results:

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1 MassogliaB 443 98 15
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2 SegalP 429 95 15
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3 UllspergerA 393 92 15
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4 GrossB 379 88 15
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4 lehmanns 379 88 15
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6 JeremyS 378 83 15
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7 creedofhubris 372 80 15
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8 GinsburgS 357 77 00
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9 SchroederS 355 75 15
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10 MarcotteM 342 72 00
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11 AdelmanM 337 69 00
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12 NathanL 331 66 15
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13 HancockA 298 63 00
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14 WhitmireS 296 60 00
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15 AllenJ 295 57 15
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16 HowesFranny 280 54 00
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17 SorensonG 266 51 15
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18 GoldsteinB 263 47 15
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18 phelanguist 263 47 00
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20 WareD 257 42 00
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21 FrankensteinP 248 39 15
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22 SpraragenM 227 36 00
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23 elfm 204 33 00
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24 ThomasR 180 30 00
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27 RoseM2 153 22 00
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31 CarterBurke 75 7 00
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31 kingc 75 7 00
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31 RaiaB 75 7 00
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Questions:

In the nighttime heart of Beirut, in one of a row of general-address transfer booths, Louis Wu flicked into reality.

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RINGWORLD (Larry Niven)

I did two things on my seventy-fifth birthday. I visited my wife’s grave. Then I joined the army.

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OLD MAN’S WAR (John Scalzi)

Once upon a time when the world was young there was a Martian named Smith.

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STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND (Robert A. Heinlein)

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

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NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR (George Orwell)

Brother Francis Gerard of Utah might never have discovered the blessed documents, had it not been for the pilgrim with girded loins who appeared during that young novice’s Lenten fast in the desert.

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A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ (Walter M. Miller, Jr.)

In the final week before their departure to Arrakis, when all the final scurrying about had reached a nearly unbearable frenzy, an old crone came to visit the mother of the boy, Paul.

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DUNE (Frank Herbert)

“We should start back,” Gared urged as the woods began to grow dark around them. “The wildlings are dead.”

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A GAME OF THRONES (George R.R. Martin)

In Fort Repose, a river town in Central Florida, it was said that sending a message by Western Union was the same as broadcasting it over the combined networks.

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ALAS, BABYLON (Pat Frank)

Gormenghast, that is, the main massing of the original stone, taken by itself would have displayed a certain ponderous architectural quality were it possible to have ignored the circumfusion of those mean dwellings that swarmed like an epidemic around its Outer Walls.

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TITUS GROAN (Mervyn Peake)

“Tonight we’re going to show you eight silent ways to kill a man.” The guy who said that was a sergeant who didn’t look five years older than me. So if he’d ever killed a man in combat, silently or otherwise, he’d done it as an infant.

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THE FOREVER WAR (Joe Haldeman)

Lest anyone should suppose that I am a cuckoo’s child, got on the wrong side of the blanket by lusty peasant stock and sold into indenture in a shortfallen season, I may say that I am House-born and reared in the Night Court proper, for all the good it did me.

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KUSHIEL’S DART (Jacqueline Carey)

“What’s it going to be then, eh?” ¶ There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie and Dim, Dim being really dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar making up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening, a flip dark chill winter bastard though dry.

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A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (Anthony Burgess)