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Catherine Asaro
“There are cultures on Earth that are more alien than some of the aliens in SF.”
Catherine Asaro

Charles Dickens
“I am what you designed me to be.I am your blade. You cannot now complain if you also feel the hurt”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Michel de Montaigne
“On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

R. Lee Smith
“It's one slice of shit-cake after another with me, isn't it? Why did you marry me?"
"God gave you to me."
"Did you keep the receipt?"

- Amber and Meoraq”
R. Lee Smith, The Last Hour of Gann

Bill Bryson
“Not one of your pertinent ancestors was squashed, devoured, drowned, starved, stranded, stuck fast, untimely wounded, or otherwise deflected from its life's quest of delivering a tiny charge of genetic material to the right partner at the right moment in order to perpetuate the only possible sequence of hereditary combinations that could result -- eventually, astoundingly, and all too briefly -- in you.”
Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

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