Sci-Fi First Lines

The ten quotations below are each the first line of a famous science-fiction novel. Can you tell which is which?

Points available: 10


"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun."


"In the week before their departure to Arrakis, when all the final scurrying about had reached a nearly unbearable frenzy, an old crone came to visit the mother of the boy, Paul."


"Once upon a time there was a Martian named Valentine Michael Smith."


"I looked at my notes and I didn't like them. I'd spent three days at U.S. Robots and might as well have spent them at home with the Encyclopedia Tellurica."


"No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own."


"Brother Francis Gerard of Utah might never have discovered the blessed documents, had it not been for the pilgrim with girded loins who had appeared during that young novice's Lenten fast in the desert."


"I see in 'Lunaya Pravda' that Luna City Council has passed on first reading a bill to examine, license, inspect -- and tax -- public food vendors operating inside municipal pressure."


"His name was Gaal Dornick and he was just a country boy who had never seen Trantor before."


"The Time Traveler (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us."


"In the night time heat of Beirut in one of a row of general address transfer booths, Louis Wu flicked into reality."