There's something wonderful about drinking in the afternoon. A not-too-cold pint, absolutely alone at the bar - even in this fake-ass Irish pub.
As a result of reading science fiction when I was eight, I grew up with an interest in music, architecture, city planning, transportation, politics, ethics, aesthetics on any level, art. . . it's just total! It's a complete commitment to the whole human race on all the Earth. That's what science fiction is about.
If you don't want to be a victim, don't act like one. " It was fairly safe to assume that that was the first time anyone had ever spoken to W. W. Hale the Fifth in that manner. Kat was also fairly certain it wouldn't be the last. "I might lose my grandmother's company. " Kat gave a smile and held Hale tight. "You won't lose me.