BAGHDAD, IRAQ - MARCH 18: Musicians rehearse for a concert at the Baghdad Folklore Museum, March 18, 2013 in Baghdad, Iraq. Ten years after the regime of Saddam Hussein was toppled from power, Baghdad continues to show the scars of the war. In vast areas, infrastructure is fractured and basic services are lacking, however, some areas of the capital are showing promising signs of recovery.
How long would it take sentient beings, confined to their pitch-black liquid habitat by a solid sky hundreds of kilometres thick, to discover that there was a vast universe beyond their world's apparently impenetrable roof? It is hard to imagine that they would ever break out of their ice prison and beam radio messages across space.
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that there was in her life the absence of something, or someone, fundamental to her own existence. Sometimes it was vague, like a message sent across shadowy byways and vast distances, a weak signal on a radio dial, remote, warbled. Other times it felt so clear, this absence, so intimately close, it made her heart lurch.More quotes »