Thog's Masterclass

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Thog's Masterclass. Dept of Engineering Insight. 'Obviously, the main driving force will be the power units.' (John W. Campbell, The Black Star Passes, 1953)

Worth a Thousand Words. 'Their photographs all look and sound a little bit like me.' (Austin Grossman, Soon I Will Be Invincible, 2007) [PB]

Dept of Frenzied Anatomy. 'Swan's cheeks had turned hectic.' (Kim Stanley Robinson, 2312, 2012) [KS]

Dribbling Dept. 'I followed him as he kicked his feet angrily in front of him, as if dissatisfied with their progress.' (Antti Tuomainen, The Healer, 2010; trans Lola Rogers 2013) [PB]

Eyeballs in the Sky. 'Her eyes ran over me like mice.' (Keith Laumer, A Plague of Demons, 1965) [JHM]

Pitiless Chill of Space Dept. 'I had time then to notice a cut on my jaw and a swollen eye and register a cabin pressure of .9 PSI and a temperature of -56 K ...' (Keith Laumer, Star Treasure, 1971) [BA]

The Gap into Prose: A Dark and Hungry Thog Arises. 'Without warning, a tingle ran down Holt's nearly strong spine and tightened around his scrotum.' 'When he lifted his head again, he was smiling like a corpse with an orgasm.' '"He didn't say," Scorz reported, as if he were fighting a knot in his throat.' 'A laser of inspiration shot along the synapses of Nick's brain; his nerves were ablaze with coherent light.' 'She didn't reply. Her only answer was the increasing stability of her strides.' 'In the privacy of his bowels, he feared Angus too intensely.' 'Angus Thermopyle laughed – a sound like the pulping of flesh.' 'Naturally no room, however private, could be secure from what Milos Taverner might have called "buggery".' '"You've made us look like garbage, like weasels! You've curled their moral hair to the roots!"' (all Stephen R. Donaldson, The Gap into Power: A Dark and Hungry God Arises, 1992) [AR]

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