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"The one thing my Mummy and Daddy taught me when they got me from the
creche when I was seven," she said, still sharply, "was never to give up on
anything. And never to be a coward." Five years of money, that's five years of
Looked up so very carefully, hugging the ground: the woman to one side, the
man to the other. Two bureaucrats. Looking up makes me dizzy. I started to cry.
Because we never could be friends, I suppose. Cassie would be blinded by the
Is it permitted to kill someone weak and old whom you could have disarmed?
And me, said John Ude urbanely, pulling on his unlit pipe. A reasonable man
who could have been persuaded, a despairing man whose despair you never
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Wattsian - LibraryThing
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