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No poem survives its own

translation. No poet is Delphi

to language future. There remains

no panegyric turn

of phrase.

The minds who read your lines

in times to come

have never heard

the voice of Homo

sapiens. You are writ



collapsed, distorted, information

clusters at the singularity

edge of


Yoon Ha Lee's debut, Ninefox Gambit, won the Locus Award for best first novel and was a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Clarke awards. He lives in Louisiana with his family and an extremely lazy cat, and has not yet been eaten by gators. Find him on the web at or contact him via email.
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