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Thog’s Masterclass. Solid Geometry Dept. ‘So three-sided spheres do exist.’ (Nina George, The Little Paris Bookshop, 2015; trans Simon Pare 2016). [PB]
The Physics of Funfair Rides. ‘The fall takes two and a half seconds, and as the ride brakes, passengers are subjected to a force equivalent to three and a half Gs. / In other words, when it lands each human body weighs more than three times as much as normal. / Body weight matters on the way down. / A person traveling at a speed of a hundred kilometers an hour weighs over twelve tons.’ (Erik Axl Sund, The Crow Girl, trans Neil Smith 2015) [PB]
CSI Dept. ‘A hack collective had blown the images to one thousand percent in an attempt to isolate actual nipple pigmentation ...’ (John Sandford and Ctein, Saturn Run, 2015) [JC]
Eyeballs in the Sky. ‘Ayo slides her eyes to the kitchen window and out towards the barn.’ ‘His eyes graze Urvisha’s huge suitcase.’ (both from Katie Khan, The Light Between Us, 2018) [AR]
Dept of Post-Holocaust Prose. ‘A pang stings my throat at the memory of pigs.’ ‘I stare at her little head. Why are young adults’ heads so little?’ ‘His eyes gleam like succulent black holes.’ ‘Jean de Men stares at her. Is his smile losing its sureness, are his eyes starting to boil?’ ‘What kind of population emerges up among the stars? A wad of alabaster meated things driven only by appearance and entertainment.’ (all from Lidia Yuknavitch, The Book of Joan, 2017) [AR]

(Ansible 375)