not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake

"Pick ten of your favorite books, look them up on, and find the list of Statistically Improbable Phrases for those novels. Pick a few SIPs from each book, list them here, and then have people guess what books they are. (Obviously, using Google or Amazon to figure it out is cheating.)."

Despite what the originator of this meme thought, "book" is not the same as "novel". I went with the former.

  1. black morion, old spook
  2. guitar case, public access station, mean dude, demo reel, video distributors [non-fiction]
  3. nova guns, mystery drive, captain grunted (huskyscotsman got it)
  4. silver orbs, fifty leagues, captain grunted, hundred orbs (ronebofh got it)
  5. tool locker, burning man, tattooed face (citizenpsmith got it)
  6. linguistic medium, slippage humor, semantic couplets [non-fiction] (huskyscotsman got it)
  7. hyperspace bypass (anavolena got it)
  8. glittering plain, white crow, flying post

No SIPs for "Understanding Comics" or Samuel Delaney's "Nova".

Please limit your guesses to one correct answer per person per day!

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