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You're dead." "For dead people, we're acting pretty brisk," says Ude, with The
Smile. Haven't seen that for a while; Nathalie must've bucked him up quite a bit. "
It's one of the symptoms," I said. "Galvanism. Corpse jerking. Planning. Power.
An eerie feeling, that heavy, motionless head in my lap; you never know how
mobile people are (in sleep, in hypnosis, in the deepest, drugged state) until you
feel them dead. "Dead weight" is the real thing. I know. Two minutes. Five. . . .
He said: We're dead. So we're wise. But still, you killed me. Is it allowed to kill
fools? You killed me, said Lori, uninterested, glancing up for a moment from her
book. And me, said Valeria with calm evenness, and I saw with surprise— no,
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - crazybatcow - LibraryThing
I didn't like it. It started okay... seemed like it might be interesting, but then... it kinda went off the rails and ended up being some interior monologue between the main character and figments of ... Read full review
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This is a really marvelous story about crash-landed space farers that deals with mortality, society, psychology, religion, feminism, politics and, most of all, the slow veil that falls as distractions go away and we are confronted Read full review