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quote of the day #23

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi and Fantasy Talk' started by painkiller64, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. painkiller64

    painkiller64 Avoid A Void

    Sep 15, 2006
    The great pods were leaving a fierce and inhospitable planet. [. . .] Did this
    incredible alien life form ‘‘think’’ this or ‘‘know’’ it? Probably not, I thought,
    or anything our minds could conceive. But it had sensed it; it could tell with
    certainty that this planet, this little race, would never receive them, and would
    never yield. And Becky and I, in refusing to surrender, but instead fighting
    their invasion to the end, giving up any hope of escape in order to destroy
    even a few of them, had provided the final and conclusive demonstration
    of that unchangeable fact. And so now, to survive—their one purpose and
    function—the great pods lifted and rose, climbing up through the faint mist,
    and out toward the space they had come from.
    —Jack Finney, The Body Snatchers (1955)

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