Out-Of-Context Literary Weirdness, Part II

5 comments July 29th, 2005at 12:40am Posted by Eli

You know how some books have a rundown of “dramatis personae” at the end? From the book I just finished (and will need to blog about when I have some more time), Ilium by Dan Simmons, this is quite possibly the greatest dramatis personae entry Of All Time:

Orphu of Io: eight-ton, six-meter-long, crab-shaped, heavily armored hard-vac moravec who works in the sulfur-torus of Io; Proust enthusiast.

Entry Filed under: Books,Quotes,Weirdness

5 Comments

  • 1. Horatio  |  July 29th, 2005 at 1:46 am

    Awesome stuff. Almost like finding “hobby: doily-making” in there.

  • 2. oldwhitelady  |  July 29th, 2005 at 1:51 am

    Well, I know that really makes me want to go out and read that book:)

  • 3. Horatio  |  July 30th, 2005 at 9:08 am

    What I’m doing right now: Reading Swann’s Way while blasting IRON MAN on the ipod.

  • 4. Multi Medium » Catc&hellip  |  February 4th, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    […] Subplot 3: The robots/cyborgs (”moravecs”) who work the moons of Jupiter have become alarmed by the fact that the post-humans appear to have terraformed Mars with alarming rapidity, and there are little green men erecting millions and millions of Easter Island-style heads there. They launch a covert mission to Mars to check it out and see what the post-humans are up to. Orphu of Io, Proust enthusiast, is one of the participants (and for some reason, he sounds like an Eschaton commenter to me…). […]

  • 5. weglasscanad  |  May 7th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    on me. I got sweet, and climb the tree, a pair accomplish We had as proud personalities. took to it


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