August 23rd, 2005

devil

My kind of quiz

The SF Opening lines quiz.  Frankly I'm surprised I got so many right.  It's amazing, however, how much comes back to you instantly and how recognisable a line like:
" 'This is a slightly unusual request,' said Dr. Wagner, with what he hoped was commendable restraint. 'As far as I know, it's the first time anyone's been asked to supply a Tibetan monastery with an Automatic Sequence Computer.' "

or
"The island of Gont, a single mountain that lifts its peak a mile above the storm-racked Northeast Sea, is a land famous for wizards."

or
"I always get the shakes before a drop. I've had the injections, of course, and the hypnotic preparation, and it stands to reason that I can't really be afraid."

are.

And that's without classics like        
"He was one hundred and seventy days dying and not yet dead."

or ones that really give the game away like:
"Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. This story is about something that happened to them when they were sent away from London during the war because of the air-raids."

Anyway, results below the cut
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