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Jenny Holmstrom Jenny.Holmstrom at
Fri Jan 7 12:08:41 EST 2005

"The cow and the pig are standing there." /Worlds of Wonder - How to write Science Fiction & Fantasy by David Gerrold

At 12:05 PM 1/7/2005 +1000, you wrote:
>I forward this after a sudden fit of activity on the Vision spec-fic group:
>For fun:
>1. Pick up the nearest book to you.
>2. Find page 123.
>3. Find the fifth sentence.
>4. Post the text of the sentence.
>5. Don't search around and look for the "coolest" book you can find. Do
>what's actually next to you.
>"It's really evil, I think".
>Starter for Ten, David Nicholls.
>Not, alas, the book I like to confess as being nearest to me. It is
>sitting in my out tray at work because I don't want it. At all.
>Couldn't say it is badly written, and doubtless a large subsection of
>society would enjoy it, but I didn't. So if anyone wants it for free,
>let me know.
>Actually, the nearest thing with 123+ pages is a contract but (a) it
>isn't bound and (b) the sentence is half a page long, so I won't type
>it out.
>The book I am actually reading has only one word on page 123: Arth.
>But if I count five sentences from page 123 I get:
>"The High Head was forced to retreat to his workroom and think
>furiously". [Next sentence: "What *do* you do with six women (and one
>infant) of uncertain origin and social status, when you are an
>all-male community under Oath of Celibacy?"
>(you should be able to guess where that's from.).
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