1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people
Oh lord. Here goes...and this is the nearest book...
'But then the Moon is an even smaller target and one of 'em has just hit the Moon!'Yes, we're talking about gobbets of superheated gas expelled by a superintelligent gaseous lifeform! Of course! Fred Hoyle's The Black Cloud, which I'm teaching tomorrow. Old-school science fiction; with a thinly-disguised Hoyle as protagonist.
'But what would happen if...?'
'If one hit us?'
Hoyle's tendency to write thinly-disguised Hoyle protagonists is a special joy: in The Fifth Planet he finds—to his delight—that the mind of his unintelligent, errant, yet beautiful wife has been taken over by an intellectual extra-terrestrial presence. In October the First Is Too Late, physics dictates that he finds himself in an alternate timeverse where he is worshipped as a god by naked women.
See, I said old school!
Time to tag. Meme. Come on, Xtin, Matt, Indigoglyph, Rebecca and Katie.