Friday, February 04, 2011

The Lineman and the Wizard: Part One - C. J. Cherryh

"So you kept an eye out after a blow. Interesting things could turn up.

Power lines. Power poles. A whole buried highway.

Things that made his living possible.

So the storms threatened your life, but they made your living, too. He gathered up the things the storms brought to light, he sold them on, and they became truck parts, and teapots, and short-line power systems. The world ran on what the old world had had in abundance…they’d been so rich, those oldtimers. They’d been so rich, before the Eye blinked in the heavens and their world had ended."

3.5 out of 5