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  • James shared from Mazirian the Magician: (previously titled The Dying Earth) (The Dying Earth series Book 1) by Jack Vance
    She glanced at him in astonishment. “Are all to the south so strong for knowing as you?” “In no degree,” said Guyal. “Everywhere normality of the mind may be observed. The habitants adroitly perform the motions which fed them yesterday, last week, a year ago. I have been informed of my aberration well and full. ‘Why strive for a pedant’s accumulation?’ I have been told. ‘Why forego merriment, music, and revelry for the abstract and abstruse?
  • James shared from Surface Detail (A Culture Novel Book 9) by Iain M. Banks
    every field I’m currently deploying right now looks convincingly like a very slightly and extremely plausibly tweaked version of the classic Torturer-class signature profile. So it thinks I am a mere dainty pebble amongst modern spacecraft. But I’m not; I’m a fucking rock-slide.”
  • James shared from Surface Detail (A Culture Novel Book 9) by Iain M. Banks
    So it thinks I am a mere dainty pebble amongst modern spacecraft. But I’m not; I’m a fucking rock-slide.”
  • James shared from a Personal Document
    An Outside Context Problem was the sort of thing most civilisations encountered just once, and which they tended to encounter rather in the same way a sentence encountered a full stop.
  • James shared from Use of Weapons (A Culture Novel Book 3) by Iain M. Banks
    It was on occasions like this that the Xenophobe tended to consider changing its status to that of an unstaffed ship, but it knew it would miss the humans if it did decide to ask them to leave; they were fun to have around, usually.
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