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Guess These Famous Science Fiction Novels By Their First Lines

I really enjoyed the recent Book Riot post Guess These Famous Novels By Their Second Lines. As an SF fan, it made me wonder about famous second lines in speculative fiction. And first lines.

Some searches revealed many posts of famous first lines in SF, but as I browsed I noticed many of my favorite first sentences from SF novels weren't well represented. So I decided to compile my own list as a quiz, in sincere imitation of the Book Riot quiz that inspired this effort. Like the Book Riot quiz, answers are in hidden (white) text next to the ANSWER label.

Good luck!

1. The Deliverator belongs to an elite order, a hallowed sub-category.

ANSWER: Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson

2. "I always get the shakes before a drop."

ANSWER:Starship Trooperby Robert A. Heinlein

3. His name was Gaal Dornick and he was just a country boy who had never seen Trantor before.

ANSWER: Foundation by Isaac Asimov

4. The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.

ANSWER: Ne…