„Blaine remembered how strange, dark, atavistic and noble Hull’s lordly selection of death has seemed. Pretentious, of course; but then, life itself was a pretension in the vast universe of unliving matter.“

—  Robert Sheckley, libro Immortality, Inc.

Origine: Immortality, Inc. (1959), Chapter 35 (p. 148)

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