The Margarita Sushi Bar is expensive. I hook my prosthetic fins over the mooring bar as I wait and order beer; the green stuff is delivered in a sachet.
Reality groaned as the party jumped wholesale, Anywhere orchestrating the hundreds of people in a delicate space-time dance.
She stepped closer, the sweet, Earth vanilla of her perfume overpowering the constant sulfur scent of Mars’s artificial atmosphere. “You build toys. Puppets and dolls? Custom made, no?”
I had only reloaded once when I saw the waiter bringing lamb chops to the nearby table. Lamb chops! I was so upset at the display of this mutilated CORPSE that my crystal eye popped and fell in my glass.
Other babies had been genetically tailored, but theirs was the first to receive artificial genes. Genes created from scratch, not taken from other living creatures.
In the particular universe we’ve been hired to nudge and mold in a certain direction, Anderson is real, and he is a dead man.
The new houses were so far up the mountain, the fear they would blow away in the wind outstripped the fear they’d flood. If the water ever reached that high, there’d be no hope for any of us.
The clown’s presence means that you are, in all probability, going to die tonight. There’s not much your sailfone hasn’t told you. They don’t send these clowns to just anyone.
Bradley turned around again and smiled. “Would you think I was around the bend if I told you I was looking for a way to travel in time?”
Antarctica itself is still pretty spectacular, even with so much of the snow and permafrost gone. Valleys and vast plains of newly seeded green – not planted by humans; nature has done it all by herself.