Saturday December 3, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part IV


NARRATOR: Elsewhere...

ARCHIE: Many civilizations have taken this path, Petey. All of them died out.

PETEY: Your records indicate that they all died out in different ways.

ARCHIE: You smile at the variety of inevitable dooms?

PETEY: If there's more than one way to fail, there's at least one way to succeed.

ARCHIE: That is not a natural law.

PETEY: It's held up pretty well for me so far.