Outer Spaces

You, [normal humans], will die, right now, because you are stuck in the past. Nowadays we should be all mechanical. It is easier to build a person immune from rust that protect an older version of the human being. In a generation, we could all be well equipped for our new habitat (…) And yet people refuse to adapt. You cling to an idea of humanity that had evolved in natural agreement over the millennia, the same with which you now, in a perverse way, rejected to keep pace.

Paolo Bacigalupi

The Windup Girl, 2009

Night Shade Books