From Martin R. Delany to Nnedi Okorafor these are first lines from fantasy and science fiction stories by black authors from the 1800s to today.
Lynette M. Burrows reviews how NASA has been exploring Mars in preparation for a review of her popular Going to Mars Word by Word blog series.
The Man in the High Castle is an American Dystopian alternate history thriller by Phillip K. Dick. Here I review the television series.
For these first lines from other worlds I include the first 45-55 words of each novel. Do you want to read more?
Do you buy a book based on the first line? This first line Friday post features recent science fiction with strong female characters.