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"Nothing could be done — men were only men, and space was their eternal enemy." —Harlan Ellison: "Philosophy is very important to me as an artist, but also maybe science fiction. It describes things that are somehow out of the ordinary, and lets you go astray with your thoughts. This quote is from Deeper Than Darkness, where the narrator travels in space and describes strange lights and confusing sensory perceptions. Space is this territorial, existential thing — where should we go and why? There are always efforts to fight against space because it's the enemy."