“In a distant and secondhand set of dimensions, in an astral plane that was never meant to fly, the curling star-mists waver and part…”
“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.”
“It was a nice day. All the days had been nice. There had been rather more than seven of them so far, and rain hadn’t been invented yet…”
“’All good things must end,’ said Frances Price. She was a moneyed, striking woman of sixty-five years, easing her hands into black…”
“This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it. How is such a thing possible? I’ll do my best to explain.”
“The gate was packed with weary travelers, most of them standing and huddled along the walls because the meager allotment of plastic…”
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