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quote of the day # 25

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi and Fantasy Talk' started by painkiller64, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. painkiller64

    painkiller64 Avoid A Void

    Sep 15, 2006
    Perhaps they have been living there inside the Sun since the Universe was
    born, and have climbed to peaks of wisdom which we shall never scale. [. . .]
    One day they may discover us, by whatever strange senses they possess, as
    we circle round their mighty, ancient home, proud of our knowledge and
    thinking ourselves lords of creation. They may not like what they find, for to
    them we should be no more than maggots, crawling upon worlds too cold to
    cleanse themselves from the corruption of organic life.
    —Arthur C. Clarke, ‘‘Out of the Sun’’ (1958)

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