Friday, October 03, 2008

The Quiet War, Chapter 5

Two days later Macy rode a tram to the free zone at the northern edge of Rainbow Bridge. She’d visited the city twice before, but each time it had been to attend official functions -- a kind of reception where she and the rest of the crew had been exhibited like exotic animals, and a theatre piece involving musicians, dancers, tableaux and projections in what had been billed as an interpretation of universal creation myths. Macy had recognised a couple of fragments from Genesis, but the symbolism of most of the performance had been impenetrable, the music had sounded like a train-wreck, and she’d had a hard time staying awake. So despite her forebodings about the enterprise, she felt an exhilarating mix of anticipation and liberation as she rode through the city on her own.
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2 Comments:

Anonymous Sergey said...

Thank you, Paul, of course I would buy a book.

October 04, 2008 10:48 AM  
Blogger Paul McAuley said...

Glad to hear it, Sergey! In any case, I like to give stuff away now and then, it gives me a warm glow of cheap and easy virtue.

October 05, 2008 12:14 PM  

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