Solitair vs. The Hugos 3: The Obelisk Gate

“It’s amazing, when you think about it. Everyone in the Stillness is like this. Never mind what’s in the oceans, never mind what’s in the sky; never look at your own horizon and wonder what’s beyond it. We’ve spent centuries making fun of the astronomests for their crackpot theories, but what we really found incredible was that they ever bothered to look up to formulate them.”

(This blog post contains full spoilers for The Fifth Season and mild spoilers for its sequel. Spoiler-free opinion: The Obelisk Gate is more of the same; it isn’t as novel as the first book but it isn’t a drop in quality, either.)

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Solitair vs. The Hugos 3: Short Stories

“Heart attack far too young; poor kid, should’ve eaten more organic; should’ve taken it easy and not been so angry; the world can’t hurt you if you just ignore everything that’s wrong with it; well, not until it kills you anyway.”
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