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she whispered, closing her eyes as if to concentrate. It must be starting. "No," I
said. "It's like your pills. Better than that all-purpose painkiller nonsense, anyway.
Go on." I held them out in my palm. "Bet it's poison," she said, but she took it.
She nudged me. "Hey, mad-head, Ude and Graham are going to take your pills
away from you in the morning." "And who told them, you bloody traitor!" said I. "
Sssssh!" She looked around uneasily, then whispered, "I did." She added, "But I
Takes the nastiness out of it." He did. Nathalie bent over, but I shooed her away. "
Do you want Lori?" I said. "No." "Your wife?" "Won't come." He whispered, very
carefully. The cyanotic grey was ebbing. I said: "The stimulant is only temporary.
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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