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First Lines: Like The Snow

“We started dying before the snow, and like the snow, we continued to fall.” First line from Tracks by Louise Erdrich

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First Lines: Two Glass Panes

“Two glass panes with dirt between and little tunnels from cell to cell: when I was a kid I had an ant colony.” First line from The Star Pit by Samuel R. Delany

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First Lines: It Was Quite By Accident

“It was quite by accident I discovered this incredible invasion of Earth by lifeforms from another planet.” First line from The Eyes Have It by Phillip K. Dick

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First Lines: Four-sun Afternoon

“It was a dazzling four-sun afternoon.” First line from Nightfall by Isaac Asimov

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First Lines: Coins Thrown Into Sunlight

“The five small craft passed from shadow, emerging with the suddenness of coins thrown into sunlight.” First line fromĀ The Risen EmpireĀ  by Scott Westerfeld

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