The Worst Opening Lines from Imaginary Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels

Each year, San Jose State University's English department sponsors the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, named for Victorian novelist Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, whose novel Paul Clifford opens with the now-cliché phrase, "It was a dark and stormy night." The competition looks for the worst opening lines people can come… »8/18/12 2:30pm8/18/12 2:30pm