„The five minutes ticked away on Limaal Mandella’s fob watch and the tension wound tight around Corporation Plaza. Rael Mandella Jr., sweating in his father’s best championship suit, was horrified to realize how few of such brief five-minute periods went to make up a lifetime.“

—  Ian McDonald, book Desolation Road, Desolation Road (1988), Chapter 47 (p. 238).

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