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Artificial Condition

Martha Wells

Top 10 Best Quotes

“I said, "Sometimes people do things to you that you can't do anything about. You just have to survive it and go on.”

“ART said, What does it want?To kill all the humans, I answered. I could feel ART metaphorically clutch its function. If there were no humans, there would be no crew to protect and no reason to do research and fill its databases. It said, That is irrational.I know, I said, if the humans were dead, who would make the media? It was so outrageous, it sounded like something a human would say.”

“Young humans can be impulsive. The trick is keeping them around long enough to become old humans.”

“I didn’t care what humans were doing to each other as long as I didn’t have to a) stop it or b) clean up after it.”

“So they made us smarter. The anxiety and depression were side effects.”

“I wanted to just sink into my media downloads for a while and pretend I didn't exist.”

“Yes, the giant transport bot is going to help the construct SecUnit pretend to be human. This will go well.”

“ART (aka Asshole Research Transport)”

“I was only 97 percent certain this meeting was a trap.”

“I would defer to your expertise in shooting and killing things. You should defer to mine in data analysis.”

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Book Keywords:

survival, introversion, dissociation, social-anxiety, humor, escapism, anxiety

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