Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Quotations: Yes, there is a comparison to veal

"One of the snippets broadcast to us via BrainPal was a segment of an intercepted food program, in which one of the Rraey's most famous celebrity chefs discussed the best way to carve up a human for multiple food uses, neck bones being particularly prized for soups and consommes. In addition to sickening us, the video was anecdotal proof that the Coral Massacre was planned in enough advance that they brought along even second-rate Rraey celebrities to take part in the festivitives. Clearly, the Rraey were planning to stay."
John Scalzi, Old Man's War.

I love it when sci-fi/fantasy novels sometimes just seem to say, "You know what? Screw nuance. These guys are just straight up evil, 'k?" Granted, in this case there seems to be some level of satire going on as well, but it's still in the ballpark of a pair of orcs arguing over whether they should get to eat hobbit meat.

Later Days.

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