Vonda N. McIntyre
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Vonda N. McIntyre (born August 28, 1948) is an American science fiction author.
- All page numbers from the first mass market paperback edition published by Dell Books, ISBN 0-440-11729-1
- “It’s impossible to protect anyone completely without enslaving them. I think that’s something you’ve never understood because you’ve always demanded too much of yourself. You blame yourself for your sister’s death—”
“I didn’t watch her carefully enough.”
“What could you have done? Remember her life, not her death. She was brave and happy and arrogant, the way a child should be. You could only protect her more by chaining her to you with fear. She couldn’t live that way, not and remain the person you loved.”
- Chapter 4 (p. 74)
- He seemed to be so used to having his own way that he could not deal with bad fortune.
- Chapter 5 (p. 109)
- If you want to. That’s the important thing. For you to do what you want to do. Not what you think anyone else wants or expects you to do.
- Chapter 9 (p. 205)
- The intensity of Melissa’s loyalty troubled Snake. She had never known anyone who was so completely oblivious to self-interest. Perhaps Melissa could not yet think of herself as someone with a right to her own dreams; perhaps so many of her dreams had been taken from her that she no longer dared to have them.
- Chapter 10 (p. 224)
- It was not fear that kept them from misusing what they had. It was self-respect.
- Chapter 11 (p. 267)