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  • Ben never wore a lab coat before the discarnation.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact 2004

  • "This belief in immediate reincarnation leads the Statisticalists, when they fight duels or perform voluntary discarnation, to do so in the neighborhood of maternity hospitals," he added.

    Last Enemy H. Beam Piper 1934

  • The voluntary discarnation was just a routine social event, it seems, but the communication caused quite an uproar, and rated top place on the System-wide newscasts, and started a storm of controversy.

    Last Enemy H. Beam Piper 1934

  • "Your former colleagues and fellow-party-members are regrettably given to the forcible discarnation of those who differ with them."

    Last Enemy H. Beam Piper 1934

  • They both went into hiding after the discarnation feast of Garnon of Roxor, to escape the enmity of the Statisticalists.

    Last Enemy H. Beam Piper 1934

  • He was not afraid of death -- none of the Akor-Neb people were; their language contained no word to express the concept of total and final extinction -- and discarnation by gunshot was almost entirely painless.

    Last Enemy H. Beam Piper 1934

  • "But why did Prince Jirzyn order our discarnation?"

    Last Enemy H. Beam Piper 1934

  • Isn't that worth the temporary discarnation of a lot of ward-heelers and plug-uglies, or even a few decent types like Dirzed and Olirzon?

    Last Enemy H. Beam Piper 1934

  • We've been hiding there since immediately after the discarnation feast of the Lord

    Last Enemy H. Beam Piper 1934

  • "My father had been considering voluntary discarnation for a long time," Girzon of Roxor said.

    Last Enemy H. Beam Piper 1934


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  • Because of it, the process of my academic discarnation reached its ultimate stage. The last vestiges of human interconnection were severed, for I not only vanished physically from the lecture hall but had my entire course taped so as to be funneled through the College Closed Circuit into the rooms of head-phoned students.

    --Vladimir Nabokov, 1974, Look at the Harlequins!‎ p. 194

    June 13, 2009