The First Line Game was originally introduced to us by Jo Walton back in 2008 and we tend to bring it back out about once a year for fun during holidays. Come play it with us!
1.) In the comments below, list unattributed first lines from novels that you want other commenters to identify. This being Tor.com, let’s try to stick to SFF and its many sub-genres.
2.) First lines should be in italics. Answers not. It’ll also be helpful to your fellow commenters to post “@[comment number]” before you answer. If you’re answering and posting first lines at the same time, list the answers first.
3.) Feel free to let other commenters know they answered correctly! Don’t leave us hangin’.
Just to get things rolling, we’ll start you off with one:
I am a very old man; how old I do not know.
Have at it!
Stubby the Rocket is the voice and mascot of Tor.com. The first line in all of Stubby’s books is When the nebula came, even the false nebula, there were no problems except the whole thing about shields and sensors being useless.