"That was ... pretty much exactly what I needed."
"Glad to be of ... dominance."
"There's no time," the Director said, "that I can see any assimilation of Gehenna into Alliance ... without the inclusion of humans who think at an angle. You can tape them. You can try to change them. If you don't understand what they are now, how do you understand them when they've come another hundred years, another two hundred on the same course?"
- Forty Thousand in Gehenna, C. J. Cherryh
But that's just us...
Reaching for the alien shore...
-- Rush, "Alien Shore"