Thursday, April 9, 2015

Name That Genre #37

TITLE: ADULT
GENRE: SECRET

There was no life support, gravity, or light. Even so, Captain Mark was not convinced this derelict ship they had boarded was truly dead. He reminded himself of The Three Bears and Goldilocks. In this situation he woud be-- a little blond girl looking for some porridge? Not even, but casting the owners of this ship as the mythical hairy mammal with big teeth and a grumpy personality--that fit well. Also the door to the Bear's house had opened way too easily, just as the air locks on this ship gave way without effort. Didn't these people believe in locks? Wendy had simply applied suction to expose a small fissure at the door seal. While she held a pry bar at the ready to finish the job she didn't use it. The hatch popped its top like a ripe can of soda, laying out the welcome mat. Mark ducked as it flew past.



39 comments:

  1. Sci-fi
    ...because of the airlocks and ship.

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  2. Sci-fi
    (prob easiest genre to ID) :D

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  3. Sci-fi
    (prob easiest genre to ID) :D

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  4. sci-fi

    First line: life support followed by gravity. Then supported by airlocks, etc. Gravity is an important word, without it they could be on a submarine or something.

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  5. Sci-Fi.

    Spaceship, lack of gravity, etc.

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  6. Sci-fi

    Lack of gravity, flying ship, airlock.

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  7. Sci Fi. Mentions of gravity and air locks on a ship.

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  8. Sci Fi, because, well...duh.

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  9. Space Opera

    Ships with airlocks = space-ships, and the tone suggests lots of people have them.

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  10. SciFi

    Tone and gravity make me think that genre.

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  11. Sci-fi

    The bare details give it away. The humor and grittiness are nice foils.

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  12. Sci-fi. Bears in Spaaaaaace... :o)

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  14. Sci-Fi, because they're on a spaceship :)

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  15. Sci-fi, due to Captain Obviouspants!

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  16. Sci-fi, due to Captain Obviouspants!

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  17. Sci-fi. Many elements take the reader straight to that genre.

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  18. Sci-fi. Many elements take the reader straight to that genre.

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  19. Sci-fi. Maybe sci-fi horror, since the ship is empty?

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  20. Sci Fi Fractured Fairy Tale?

    He's imagining he's goldilocks while he's piloting a spaceship? That's one I haven't seen before, for sure.

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  21. Science fiction

    No life support, or gravity. Derelict ship, dead giveaway.

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  22. Sci Fi.

    No gravity, spaceship. "Can of soda" tells me we're in modern day or near-future.

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  23. SCIENCE-FICTION.

    Well, maybe the lack of gravity and life support, the space ship and the hatch gave it off..

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  24. Sci Fi-The whole set up sounds like outer space.

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  25. Science Fiction
    Spaceship (in mysterious circumstances), gravity, etc. brand this one.

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  26. Science Fiction.

    Due to the lack of gravity, life support, and light, this sounds like a space odyssey.

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  27. Science Fiction

    Spaceships and no gravity

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  28. Sci-fi

    Mention of gravity in the first line

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  29. SF

    spaceships, air locks. The soda can threw me off though because that seems too modern for a SF.

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  30. Sci-fi

    There's no life support or artificial gravity on a ship they've boarded.

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  31. He's a captain on a space ship. Sci-fi

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  32. Sci-Fi

    Because gravity and life support and space ships

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  33. Thank you everyone for commenting. Before the big genre reveal below (tension mounting) I must say that everyone wrote such amazing intros. I enjoyed reading them all very much.

    Now for the moment . . .

    Sci-Fi

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