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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 months ago
“’I’ve done a lot of bad things.’‘Define bad.’He looked at me, then nodded. ‘A lot of illegal things,’ he amended. ‘I’ve told a lot of lies, defrauded a lot of people out of money, cheated, stolen. Never killed anyone—’ I cleared my throat. ‘Deliberately,’ he amended, ‘except in self-defense.’‘That’...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 10 months ago
The main character, Gignomai met'Oc, is as memorable as was Bassianus Severus. Gignomai is the youngest member of a sentenced family of exiles on account of the political betrayal of an aristocratic family and he's clearly different from his relatives - he does not enjoy the birth privileges due to ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 year ago
This book in particular, and K. J. Parker’s SF in general, reminds me of a quote by Yevgeny Zamyatin: “It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write, walk, speak, act. But they make no m...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 year ago
The best we can do is seek to transform ourselves and those around us into kinder, gentler versions of ourselves. This is a struggle that never ends and begins anew every time a new child is born. Success is only ever temporary and only ever a mitigation not a total victory. For all that it is an ef...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 year ago
This book in particular, and K. J. Parker’s SF in general, reminds me of a quote by Yevgeny Zamyatin: “It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write, walk, speak, act. But they make no m...
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