“She was born a thing and as such would be condemned if she failed to pass the encephalograph test required of all newborn babies. There was always the possibility that though the limbs were twisted, the mind was not, that though the ears would hear only dimly, the eyes see vaguely, the mind behind them was receptive and alert.”
– Anne McCaffrey: The Ship Who Sang
The opening sentence of the titular, first story in the collection.
McCaffrey, Anne: The Ship Who Sang. New York, NY: Del Rey, 1969 [stories originally published between 1961 and 1969], p. 1.
(This quote comes from my 21 new-to-me SFF authors reading project.)
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