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flags in a vacuum

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.

- Arthur C. Clarke, who defined serious science-fiction with such books as '2001: A Space Odyssey' (developed in parallel with the film), 'Childhood's End' and many others.

Wired has a 1993 interview with Clarke.

Via Quote of the Day.


a sample of blocks

In the short Dutch novel "Blokken" ("Blocks") by Ferdinand Bordewijk , the main character is the State, a communist totalitarian regime. The State forbids any individualism, hence the story has no individual characters. Except in one … Read the full post »

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