*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 MarsThere's a lot more where that came from. You can check out the rest of the list here.
`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