By Brian W. Aldiss

ISBN-10: 0312105657

ISBN-13: 9780312105655

Quite a few strange voices levels from Malaysia to Moscow and past in a suite of magical, otherworldly fiction from a preeminent, innovative strength within the style.

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We kicked the Brits out and you in, and you had damn-all to do with it. Second, if we drill for oil and carry off a few paintings, it doesn’t have a goddamned thing to do with your liberty. We don’t care. Do whatever you like, just stay out of our way. Right? ” Jefferson sat down. Sutherland meekly poured him another glass, which he drank off at once. “I cannot understand you,” he said. ” “But we’re not,” Rice said. “It’s this way. History is like a tree, okay? When you go back and mess with the past, another branch of history splits off from the main trunk.

He took a deep, exhausted breath. ” 042 MOZART IN MIRRORSHADES Toinette cracked off a square of Hershey’s chocolate and pointed to the magazine. “I want the leather bikini,” she said. “Always, when I am a girl, my goddamn mother, she keep me in the goddamn corsets. ” Rice leaned back across her solid thighs and patted her bottom reassuringly. He felt wonderfully stupid; a week and a half of obsessive carnality had reduced him to a euphoric animal “Forget your mother, baby. You’re with me now. ” Toinette licked chocolate from her fingertips.

Oh, for God’s sake,” Rice said. “Of course we do. What about the radios and the magazines and the medicine we hand out? ” Sutherland said. Rice locked eyes with Jefferson. Slowly, Jefferson sat down. “Look,” Rice said, relenting. “We don’t mean to be unreasonable. Maybe things aren’t working out just the way you pictured them, but hey, that’s life, you know? What do you want, really? Cars? Movies? Telephones? Birth control? ” Jefferson pressed his thumbs into the corners of his eyes. “Your words mean nothing to me, sir.

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