Monday, October 10, 2005

*Just For Fun*

Someone went through the trouble of collecting a Hall of Fame for the poorly turned phrases of published science fiction writers. Some of the more unfortunate examples include:
`Just to the south of them, the new Socket was like a titanic concrete bunker, the new elevator cable rising out of it like an elevator cable...' -- Kim Stanley Robinson, Green Mars

`Its voice was soft, gentle -- but repugnant. Like the breath of a diseased infant. It was a sound with halitosis.' -- John Shirley, In Darkness Waiting
There's a lot more where that came from. You can check out the rest of the list here.


At 11:47 AM, Blogger Chris D said...

Science fiction has a tendency of being really bad or really good in my opinion. Although sometimes it starts off with a really good idea but the execution is horrible. Maybe kind of like this.


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