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 international. yet earlier than the week is out, either the life he deserted and the single he embraced will stand poised near to cataclysmic change—and Erasmas turns into a huge participant in a drama that would make sure the way forward for his international, as he follows his future to the main inhospitable corners of the planet . . . and beyond.
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He was going on as I came out of my front door, lugging my treasures, done up in a tablecloth. ” He turned, stared, bawled something about “crawling out in a thing like a dish cover,” and ran on to the gate of the house at the crest. A sudden whirl of black smoke driving across the road hid him for a moment. I ran to my neighbour’s door and rapped to satisfy myself of what I already knew, that his wife had gone to London with him and had locked up their house. I went in again, according to my promise, to get my servant’s box, lugged it out, clapped it beside her on the tail of the dog cart, and then caught the reins and jumped up into the driver’s seat beside my wife.
In particular I laid stress on the gravitational difficulty. On the surface of the earth the force of gravity is three times what it is on the surface of Mars. A Martian, therefore, would weigh three times more than on Mars, albeit his muscular strength would be the same. His own body would be a cope of lead to him. That, indeed, was the general opinion. Both The Times and the Daily Telegraph, for instance, insisted on it the next morning, and both overlooked, just as I did, two obvious modifying influences and no mention of the dead was made within their pages.
Quite enough,” said the woman over the gate. “Thenks”; and all three of them laughed. ” I heard them mutter. Clearly they looked upon me as I had Paul. I felt foolish and angry. I tried and found I could not tell them what I had seen. They laughed again at my broken sentences. “You’ll hear more yet,” I said, and went on to my home. I startled my wife at the doorway, so haggard was I. I went into the dining room, sat down, drank some wine, and so soon as I could collect myself sufficiently I told her the things I had seen.
Anathem by Neal Stephenson