Saturday, November 11, 2006

K.I.A. Baghdad, Aged 18 - Closed Casket

* via rimone, Wired asked some sci-fi buddies to write a six-word novel. some highlights:

It cost too much, staying human.
- Bruce Sterling

Lie detector eyeglasses perfected: Civilization collapses.
- Richard Powers

Bush told the truth. Hell froze.
- William Gibson

The baby’s blood type? Human, mostly.
- Orson Scott Card

We went solar; sun went nova.
- Ken MacLeod

- Harry Harrison

K.I.A. Baghdad, Aged 18 - Closed Casket
- Richard K. Morgan

whorl. Help! I'm caught in a time
- Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel

Nevertheless, he tried a third time.
- James P. Blaylock

and of course, the original and best:

Hemingway: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn."


Simon said...

Einstein was wrong. Time stood still.

lukery said...

funny. clever. i owe you.

Simon said...

That's not enough. One more please!

Simon said...

Got to go. Girlfriend calling. LOUDLY.

amerikan_psycho said...

my fave's William Gibson's 'Bush told the truth. Hell froze.'

if only! /rimone

damien said...

wrong lukery. It should be "funny. clever. i owe you one."

lukery said...

my friends, i have shortcomings.