Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Best (Funny) Lines

I'm reading old (pre-WWII) sci-fi short fiction for a project. In the story I just read, they've just been marooned on Antarctica. And what follows is the best line of the entire story.

"Come!" he said cheerfully. "Let's build an Eskimo snow house. We can live on penguins for days. And who knows what may rescue us?"

Even in context it seems out of context.

"Creatures of the Light" by Sophie Wenzel Ellis, first published in ASF, February 1930

Highly Recommended