By Neal Stephenson
For ten years Fraa Erasmas, a tender avout, has lived in a cloistered sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected against the corrupting impacts of the surface global. yet prior to the week is out, either the lifestyles he deserted and the single he embraced will stand poised on the point of cataclysmic change—and Erasmas turns into a tremendous participant in a drama that might confirm the way forward for his global, as he follows his future to the main inhospitable corners of the planet . . . and beyond.
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I know of her family. ’ ‘Is it, Maloghurst? ’ Maloghurst was shocked. ‘Sir, what are you talking about? You are the Warmaster, chosen by the Emperor, beloved by all, to be his regent in this great endeavour. The remembrancers of this fleet may record every fact they witness, but without you, they are nothing. Without you, all of it is meaningless. ’ ‘Above all men,’ chuckled Horus. ‘I like the sound of that. ’ ‘You are an example to us all, sir,’ said Maloghurst, proudly. ‘I suppose that’s all a man can hope for during his lifetime,’ nodded Horus, ‘to set an example, and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history.
Did I? Well… just… be more careful next time,’ said Jonah, already walking away. ‘Then watch where you’re going…’ hissed the man under his breath, before climbing back onto his gurney and driving off. ’ Jonah called after the driver, imagining the colourful insults the man would already be cooking up about ‘those damned Titan crewmen’ to tell his fellow ground staff. The hangar, though over two kilometres in length, felt cramped to Jonah as he made his way towards the Dies Irae, the scent of engine oil, grease and sweat not helping one whit with his hangover.
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Anathem by Neal Stephenson