Saturday, May 22, 2010

Atomsk - Cordwainer Smith

"Sarah saw, with a flash of intuition, that she had caught him betraying himself -- for the first distinguishable second in days of their being together. For once, Dugan had gone back to his wartime role and had responded with the manner of a Japanese, the dead formal silence with which Japanese men bore news of disaster. He must have had many friends among the Japanese during his years of wartime spying; and of them, many must have died, so that the expression of quick military sorrow could have become habitual."

3.5 out of 5

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