Secret City by Carol Emshwiller book review

Views: 42

Ohhhh, I get it. She wants to bang the aliens.

I’m alien to this world.

Do you want to bang?

Forgive me Father, your Earth-bound men and women are fallen, total role-reversal.

Bring your chariots, swing low, Father.

Get me out of here.

Bring the Light-bearing ladies with their lamps full.

Real men are true aliens to these females.

The devil done a real nice job down here.

Make it right, Father.

Excellent novel about Aliens among us. Damn good. Try it yourself for a helluva time.

It’s okay to bang the Aliens.

The Secret City by Carol Emshwiller

Some of my highlights:

The Secret City by Carol Emshwiller

Book last read: 2023-03-12 15:53:24
Percentage read: 100%

Chapter 3: Prologue
Highlight
Chapter progress: 15.04%
Highlight: Wonder what use it is thinking the same things over and over.” Meanwhile the news is going on and on

Chapter 4: The Secret City
Highlight
Chapter progress: 21.24%
Highlight: All this, not only so the young ones can see something of the world they’re missing, but so they can grow up among their own kind and not be contaminated by the natives.

Chapter 4: The Secret City
Annotation
Chapter progress: 37.17%
Highlight: I thought that’s why the old ones wanted us to stay away from them. So we wouldn’t get to be evil and nasty and believe ignorant things.
Notes: Natives.

Chapter 4: The Secret City
Annotation
Chapter progress: 38.05%
Highlight: Life up here would suit me—if I built myself a good cabin.
Notes: Be ye separate.

Chapter 4: The Secret City
Annotation
Chapter progress: 41.59%
Highlight: Little white puffy things like seeds are falling out of the sky.
Notes: High altitude aerosol injection.

Chapter 4: The Secret City
Annotation
Chapter progress: 42.48%
Highlight: They put me in a tiny room, a kind of padded cell. There’s not even a window and everything in there is gray.
Notes: FBI interrogation for exposing fake pandemic.

Chapter 4: The Secret City
Highlight
Chapter progress: 53.1%
Highlight: I wanted to get out in the wilds way beyond money. I was hoping my own people have some other way to live than accumulating money.

Chapter 4: The Secret City
Annotation
Chapter progress: 54.87%
Highlight: Maybe. If I had a decent job and identity papers.
Notes: Vaccine required to buy and sell.

Chapter 4: The Secret City
Annotation
Chapter progress: 56.64%
Highlight: Is there some sort of caste system I don’t know about?
Notes: Yes.

Chapter 4: The Secret City
Annotation
Chapter progress: 62.83%
Highlight: How I want him to be able to make money on his own.
Notes: Father, help your people.

Chapter 4: The Secret City
Annotation
Chapter progress: 64.6%
Highlight: But we do need money or we can’t get anywhere. Can’t even eat.
Notes: It’s a nightmare.

Chapter 4: The Secret City
Annotation
Chapter progress: 68.14%
Highlight: Wherever they go they’re an infestation.
Notes: SOS

Chapter 4: The Secret City
Annotation
Chapter progress: 69.03%
Highlight: My new one is just under my skin in my earlobe, and it’s no bigger than a grain of rice.
Notes: MOTB.

Chapter 4: The Secret City
Highlight
Chapter progress: 78.76%
Highlight: is a handknit scarf civilized enough?

Chapter 4: The Secret City
Annotation
Chapter progress: 81.42%
Highlight: won’t be the first time some dexterous, fine boned version of Homo sapiens sapiens has wiped us out.

Notes: The invasion.

Chapter 4: The Secret City
Annotation
Chapter progress: 87.61%
Highlight: This land is getting all used up fast. One of these days they’ll have to raid some other world.
Notes: Gtfo Bill Gates.

Chapter 4: The Secret City
Annotation
Chapter progress: 98.23%
Highlight: They didn’t find out about us being from some other planet, they just thought we had a kind of blood they’d never known about before.
Notes: The reveal.

Leave a comment