Dead Astronauts Quotes

Jeff VanderMeer
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Did she deserve to live after the death of her crew?
-- Narrator (The Three)

Importance: Assuming Grayson's thoughts, the narrator asks this question while Grayson is lost in her memories of life in space. The line speaks to Grayson's deepest sense of loss and trauma. After all of her team members die innumerable times in space, Grayson is plagued by guilt. In all of her lives afterwards, she devotes herself to protecting her new companions Moss and Chen, seemingly as a means of atoning for her past mistakes.

The duck represented a paradox.
-- Narrator (The Three)

Importance: The narrator says this while describing the nature of the duck. While the astronauts often believe the duck is evil, acting as the surveilling eye of the Company, the bird's body simultaneously blocks all of the Company cameras. This line also points to the coming revelation that the duck is in fact a woman turned to a dark bird, whose brain...

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