Linux Journal Announces "Famous First Line" Contest

SEATTLE, WA -- SSC Publications, publisher of the award-winning monthly magazine Linux Journal, is pleased to announce a contest to identify the first line of a famous science-fiction novel.

In the Famous First Line Contest, contestants must identify which science-fiction book begins with the line "There was a wall." The first 100 respondents with the correct answer will win a free T-shirt.

"When our readers aren't reading Linux Journal, you'll often find them behind a great sci-fi novel," commented Carlie Fairchild, VP of Marketing & Sales. "That's why we're sure we'll get a huge response from this contest."

All entries should be sent via e-mail to with "Linux Journal Famous First Line Contest" as the subject. The contest entry deadline is February 28, 2003. For more information about the contest send an e-mail to

About Linux JournalLinux Journal is the premier Linux magazine, dedicated to serving the Linux community and promoting the use of Linux world-wide. A monthly periodical, Linux Journal is currently celebrating its eighth year of publication. Linux Journal may be purchased at all major bookstores and newsstands and may also be ordered by calling 1-888-66-LINUX, sending e-mail to or visiting For additional information about Linux Journal send e-mail to

About the PublisherSSC Publications is an established leader in the Linux, Open Source and UNIX fields, publishing best-selling books, reference cards and e-zines in these fields since 1983. SSC is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and has been operating since 1968. Visit SSC on the web at

Media Relations Contact:

Rebecca Cassity, Marketing ManagerSpecialized Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSC)PO Box 55549, Seattle, WA, 98155Phone: +1 206-297-8653 / Fax: +1


Rebecca Cassity is the Director of Sales for Linux Journal