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“And as his twenties became his thirties, the landscape came to feature swamps of gloom dotted with marshy hummocks of anxiety.”
David Shafer, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

William Gibson
“He gestured for it to sit. The bench vibrated briefly in anticipation, shedding drops of rain. The peripheral sat.”
William Gibson, The Peripheral

William Gibson
“Stone killer,” said Carlos, like that might be his favorite flavor of pie.”
William Gibson, The Peripheral

William Gibson
“Coldiron is concerned about the townspeople not being priced out of chili dogs, but willing to condone dosing religious protesters, however repellant, with something that turns them into homicidal erotomaniacs?”
William Gibson, The Peripheral

Michael Crichton
“Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray's case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the "wet streets cause rain" stories. Paper's full of them.
In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.”
Michael Crichton

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