So, I'm just looking at titles of stories and books I have (mostly) not heard of before, and finding some great bad lines. The first:
“A quantum jump—that’s the way to beat the Reds,” the colonel had said a thousand times. His well-worn expression had nothing to do with quantum mechanics—the actual change in atomic configuration due to the application of sufficient energy. Rather, it was a slang expression referring to a major advance in inter-planetary travel due to a maximum scientific and technological effort.And that was 1958. Wait 'til you see what the 1930's and 40's bring me.