By Robert Charles Wilson
[sequel to Spin]
In the summer time of his 12th year—the summer time the celebrities started to fall from the sky—the boy Isaac came upon that he may well inform east from west together with his eyes closed.
Isaac lived on the fringe of the nice Inland desolate tract, at the continent of Equatoria, on the earth that were appended to the Earth by means of the inscrutable beings referred to as the Hypotheticals. humans had given the planet a complete panoply of grandiose or mythological or coolly medical names, yet most easily known as it the hot international, in any of 100 or extra languages, or Equatoria, after its most generally settled
continent. those have been issues Isaac had realized in what handed for college.
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The flowers were blue and smelled like cloves or cinammon or some other Christmas spice. Farther off, the lights and fires of the industrial beach guttered like lit fuses. And beyond the beach the ocean rolled in faint green phosphorescence, and the alien stars turned grand slow circles. ***** "There's a potential complication," Diane said when she had finished with Tomas. She came and sat with Turk on the edge of the wooden platform that held the floor a foot or so above the ground. She had worked hard cleaning and closing Tomas's wound, and she mopped her forehead with a handkerchief.
The doctor—Diane—looked at the bandage on his arm with an expression of contempt. " Turk told her how it had happened. " "Wake him up first. " She nudged Tomas's shoulder and Tomas opened his eyes and promptly cursed. Old curses, Creole curses, pungent as gumbo. He tried to sit up, then thought better of it. Finally he fixed his attention on Diane. " "I'm a nurse. Calm down. " "He did a lousy job. " "Well, I guess it was his first time. He—ow! Jesus! " "Don't be an infant," Diane said. "And hold still.
He wanted to talk to Lise. But he didn't want to dump his problems on her. It still seemed unlikely that he had hooked up with her at all. His relationship with Lise was something fortune had dropped in his lap. Fortune had done him few favors in the past, and he wasn't sure he trusted it. Cornmeal, coffee, beer… He decided to give Tomas another call. Maybe he hadn't explained too well what it was he wanted. There was only one real favor he could do Lise, and that was to help her understand why her father had gone Fourth—which Turk assumed was what had happened.
AXIS (Spin 2.0) by Robert Charles Wilson