Genly Ai, a “First Mobile” of an intergalactic collective of planets called the Ekumen, travels in his youth as a lone human emissary to Winter, a world comprised almost entirely of glaciers and a thin band of habitable valleys, blanketed in nearly constant snow, around the planet’s equator. 430 more words
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*incidentally the title of a great Eliza Carthy/Imagined Village song.
So this is what it feels like:
the helpful young doctor pauses for a moment, sits back and sighs before broaching the subject: “it’s not easy to walk in to an appointment and just start talking to some stranger of a doctor about how you’re really feeling, is it?” And I sit staring at my shoes. 685 more words