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Neal Stephenson

American science fiction writer

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" "he had found an image of one of the big Western-style business hotels along the waterfront: one of those places where it was possible to be a white person without attracting one's own personal Stonehenge of cataleptic, openmouthed gapers." - Neal Stephenson

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" "Do you need transportation? Tools? Stuff ?" Our opponent is an alien starship packed with atomic bombs. We have a protractor. Okay, I'll go home and see if I can scrounge up a ruler and a piece of string ." That'd be great ."" - Neal Stephenson

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" "Do your neighbors burn one another alive ?" was how Fraa Orolo began his conversation with Artisan Flec. Do your shamans walk around on stilts ?" Fraa Orolo asked, reading from a leaf that, judging by its brownness, was at least five centuries old. Then he looked up and added helpfully, You might call them pastors or witch doctors ." When a child gets sick, do you pray? Sacrifice to a painted stick? Or blame it on an old lady ?" Do you fancy you will see your dead dogs and cats in some sort of afterlife ?"" - Neal Stephenson

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" "Give me an adventure. I'm not talking about some massive adventure. Just something that would make getting fired seem small. Something that I might remember when I'm old ." I can't predict the future ," I said, but based on what little I know so far, I'm afraid it has to be a massive adventure or nothing ." Great!" Probably the kind of adventure that ends in a mass burial ."" - Neal Stephenson

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""I don't think you are actually retired ," Corvallis pointed out mildly ." It's a selective retirement ," Richard explained, a retirement from boring shit ." I think that's called a promotion ."" - Neal Stephenson


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