· The subjects of the portraits, on the other hand, looked at her with expressions she recognized immediately. “I am always me, I am always new, I am always me”
· The central plaza was full of Venusians, presumably on their way home: tall broad-shouldered young Chinese, for the most part, with intent eyes and big smiles. They were working on Venus hip deep in dry ice, doing dangerous things.
· “As it cleared the horizon, the city looked like a snow globe, or a ship in a bottle—an ocean liner on a black sea, caught in a bubble of green light. “Tintoretto would have liked your city,” Wahram said. “It looks like a kind of Venice.”
· “Changes in light, slight tilts in pitch, these make it seem as if the town were a ship, sailing over a black ocean with waves so large that when in their troughs, the ship drops into the night, then on high points crests back into day.”
· “to take on the intense assault of that most volatile environment— oxidation, corrosion, rust, fire, theft, vandalism, smog, acid, daylight….”
· “Terminator rolls around Mercury just like its sunwalkers, moving at the speed of the planet’s rotation, gliding over twenty gigantic elevated tracks, which together hold aloft and push west a town quite a bit bigger than Venice.”
· “Thus Terminator’s citizens continuously glide and walk over their world, remaking it day by day into something more expressive of their thoughts. All cities, and all their citizens, move in just such a way.
· “Wang will explain more to you, as will Wahram from Titan. Good-bye, my Swan. I love you.”
2. I would have to say I do agree with Professor Melo’s idea of Capitalism and the raw material for this book. In all honesty, the book is somewhat confusing to me at times, understanding what Robinson is meaning behind things. Which I think is why the rest of this question confuses me and I do not really know how to answer it completely. But, from what has been explained in the lectures it has helped me understand more and I would, again, have to say I agree with his viewpoint.