All page numbers from the mass market edition published by Bantam Books
Necessary is often the mother of light fingers instead of invention.
Chapter 10 “Fruit of the Looms” (p. 76)
Paleoanthropologists were congenitally media-oriented.
Chapter 17 “Pensacola, Florida” (p. 147)
Extinction confers on the has-been the same mythological status that imagination confers on the never-was.
Chapter 18 “In a Season of Drought” (p. 158)
You can’t go home again, particularly if you never had one.
Chapter 23 “Panama City, Florida” (p. 206)
They had both changed in eight years, eroded or subtly augmented by the sweep of time’s river.
Chapter 30 “Marakoi, Zarakal” (p. 303)
Here he was, not quite twenty-five years old, and he was going to have to make a new life for himself. A host of options lay before him, but, tipsy with Chablis and sunshine, at the moment all he could truly feel was a powerful sense of loss and uncertainty. All the routes to his previous self—the self that had tried to survive as a loner in Fort Walton Beach—were blocked, and he did not know which new path to choose. “Ciao,” he said again, and this time he was not talking to his mother.