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Often displays The Smile. The first day, in the lounge, when Mrs. Graham actually
introduced herself as Mrs. Graham^- which is rather like presenting yourself as a
Dame of the British Empire or a Roman Tribune— Professor Ude displayed ...
"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. Inheritance.
I sprinted into the wings, smiled charmingly at the Fund officials (who were trying
to grab me), twisted the pinky finger of one lady, stepped hard on the bare instep
of another gentleman (but smiling, smiling all the time), dropped my over-tunic in
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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