Quotation by William Gibson

Night City was like a deranged experiment in Social Darwinism, designed by a bored researcher who kept one thumb permanently on the fast-forward button. Stop hustling and you sank without a trace, but move a little too swiftly and you'd break the fragile surface tension of the black market; either way, you were gone ... though heart or lungs or kidneys might survive in the service of some stranger with New Yen for the clinic tanks.
William Gibson (b. 1948), U.S. science fiction (cyberpunk) writer. Neuromancer, ch. 1, Ace Science Fiction (1984).
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