First Line Friday is a series of blog articles posted on the first Friday of every month. The first line of a story, we’re told, must hook the reader. Implied is that the reader will not buy the book if the first line isn’t great. These entries are from Amazon, my personal library, or other online books. Today’s post features Science Fiction first lines. (And maybe a fantasy or two.) Are you hooked?
I gave up my eyes in order to see more clearly.Eyes to See
(Jeremiah Hunt Book 1)
by Joseph Nassise
Rubin Campo stood in front of the small cabin made of mostly broken lumber his brothers and father had dragged or cut from the trees in the forest and pieced together.Lightning Game (A GhostWalker Novel Book 17) by Christine Feehan
Dawn knew death awaited her at the hour’s end.The Eye of Electron (The Sumrectian Series, Book 1)
by Leigh G. Wynn
Jane strained against the harness as the capsule shuddered around her, craning her neck for a better view of the ship they were hurtling toward.Fluency (Confluence Book 1) by Jennifer Foehner Wells
There were quite a few interesting things about Johnnie: replacing his left had was a golden claw, he had no scent detectable to any creature on Earth, and he was the most infamous mercenary in two out of three Confederate states.Beyond the Last War: The Wayward Mercenary by Claude McKenna
No one could have possibly known what was truly in the container.Europa Contagion
by Nicholas Thorp
Your name is Emma.”
Emma wiped the tears from her eyes.Blue are the Hills by Lilly Piper
Charlotte knocked over her plastic model solar system toy when she heard her parents fighting again.Brazen Planet (Tears of Venus) by Gayle Katz
I knew I was different the moment I awoke…or came online, as the Masters call it.Omega Force: Revolution (OF9) by Joshua Dalzelle
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Do You Want to Read More Science Fiction First Lines?
Did you enjoy this list of science fiction first lines? Check out previous First Line Friday posts. You’ll put an enormous smile on my face if you tell me in the comments below— Which ones spoke to you? Did you buy it?