Karen Traviss

«We have complete choice as individuals: the only decisions we can take are our own. And yet so many species use the state of being an individual as an excuse for inaction, helplessness and irresponsibility.No situation is so overwhelming that action is pointless.»

Karen Traviss


«I shall remain vigilant and unyielding in my pursuit of the enemies of the Coalition.»

Karen Traviss


«I know genes are a big deal, son, but they're not the be-all and end-all." Rob slowed to a halt at the lights, wishing the dickhead behind would back off. "If they were, you'd be in a seafood salad and I'd be in prison.»

Karen Traviss


«Humans would never tell the simple truth when a lie was available....»

Karen Traviss


«People who wouldn't dream of drowning a puppy in a barrel full of water think nothing of killing a fish the same slow way.»

Karen Traviss


«I fail to understand why gethes (Humans), talk about individuals versus society. They are the same thing. The action of every individual counts, and those individual acts of personal responsibility accumulate to create society. Snowflakes are equally blind to their role in causing avalanches.»

Karen Traviss