And Chaos Died by Joanna Russ

By Joanna Russ

And Chaos Died (1970) is a technology fiction novel by means of Joanna Russ, maybe the genre's best-known feminist writer. Its environment is a dystopian projection of recent society, within which Earth's inhabitants has endured to develop, with the results a bit mitigated by way of complicated expertise. the radical used to be nominated for, yet didn't win, the 1970 Nebula Award.

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It won't factor. " "Mister—" began the Captain. "It's the number of people on this planet. It's not a round number. It's prime. It's a large number. The names for numbers like that are long, very long. For the round numbers we say: one hundred, ten million, nine thousand; that's short. " "Eleven thousand, nine hundred and seventy-seven is Ftun. I give you my own, improper, accented version. One syllable. What is eleven thousand, nine hundred and seventy-eight? Or four million, two hundred thousand, three hundred and eighteen?

Infants," said Jai tightly, shifting his grip on the rifle, "cannot do anything because if they did we'd all be murdered in our beds. By nine one can read feelings and control one's own glandular secretions to slow one's own growth. One can locate people then and move around instantaneously but not read thoughts, for one still talks. Grown-ups can do everything. " Olya wiped her hands on her skirt, arching at Jai Vedh her very fine eyebrows. " she said in astonishment. "No," said Jai Vedh. "You are well past adolescence.

You and I are like the ivy plant and the squirrel, this is an old fable, the squirrel on the branch runs down to where the branches join and up again, but the ivy plant, which is bound to the branch, cannot see where the squirrel went and says: 'How did you get from here to there instantaneously? ' The squirrel explains. The ivy plant says, 'Branch? What are you talking about, "branch"? ' So. We go below this—this part—reach the join and come up the other side. We see everything, we do everything.

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