But for a moment Dirk had a sense of inifinite loss and sadness that somewhere among the frenzy of information noise that daily rattled the lives of men he thought he might have heard a few notes that denoted the movements of gods.
Fenchurch had red mullet and said it was delicious.
Arthur had a swordfish steak and said it made him angry. He grabbed a passing waitress by the arm and berated her.
“Why’s this fish so bloody good?
Would you like to see the menu?” he said, “or would you like meet the Dish of the Day?”
Hey, who are you?
The great ships hung motionless in the sky, over every nation on Earth. Motionless they hung, huge, heavy, steady in the sky, a blasphemy against nature. Many people went straight into shock as their minds tried to encompass what they were looking at. The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t. And
Some of the most revolutionary new ideas come from spotting something old to leave out rather than thinking of something new to put in.
No private detective looks like a private detective. That’s one of the first rules of private detection.”
“But if no private detective looks like a private detective, how does a private detective know what it is he’s supposed not to look like? Seems to me there’s a problem there.
We’re trapped now, aren’t we?
In fact there was only one species on the planet more intelligent than dolphins, and they spent a lot of their time in behavioral research laboratories running round inside wheels and conducting frighteningly elegant and subtle experiments on man.
discovered it had an emergency back-up personality