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  • "Dace," Alec said, again, and this time the word seemed to snap Jace out of his fugue state.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • I’d already recorded it once, along with a Chopin etude and a Bach prelude and fugue, but I wasn’t happy with the sonata and wanted to record it again.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • For a moment I was afraid that she might soar off on another little mad fugue of grief, but she gave only a single hoarse gulping sob, like some final punctuation mark, then turned away from me.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • And what was played was a fugue—though Petya had not the least conception of what a fugue is.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • …i keep telling myself i’m the only person in the world who can describe what’s happening to me. june 21 why can’t i remember? i’ve got to fight. i lie in bed for days and i don’t know who or where i am. then it all comes back to me in a flash. fugues of amnesia. symptoms of senility"second childhood. i can watch them coming on. it’s so cruelly logical. i learned so much and so fast. now my mind is deteriorating rapidly. i won’t let it happen. i’ll fight it. i can’t help thinking of the…
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon
  • So the noise poured forth like a jazzed-up fugue, louder and louder to cover the whisper in every man’s soul.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • It made me wonder if I’d been in some sort of fugue state.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • I am remembering a fugue Uncle used to love—a melody Father composed in New Denver which Stephen developed— a quiet light staccato, clear and precise with long pauses between the notes of the melody.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • The spot at which their instrumentation rose loudest was a place called Ten Hatches, whence during high springs there proceeded a very fugue of sounds.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Daddy snaps out of his fugue, into the moment.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical

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  • Thus he would listen while Lo-Tsen marshaled some intricate fugue rhythm, and wonder what lay behind the faint impersonal smile that stirred her lips into the likeness of an opening flower.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Derisive catcalls were hurled at the prisoners; dual thematic fugues of treachery and theft filled the glen.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • He looked, and saw a spacious plain, whereon Were tents of various hue; by some, were herds Of cattle grazing; others, whence the sound Of instruments, that made melodious chime, Was heard, of harp and organ; and, who moved Their stops and chords, was seen; his volant touch, Instinct through all proportions, low and high, Fled and pursued transverse the resonant fugue.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • One The Consul awoke with the peculiar headache, dry throat, and sense of having forgotten a thousand dreams which only periods in cryogenic fugue could bring.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The sense of mutual fitness that springs from the two deep notes fulfilling expectation just at the right moment between the notes of the silvery soprano, from the perfect accord of descending thirds and fifths, from the preconcerted loving chase of a fugue, is likely enough to supersede any immediate demand for less impassioned forms of agreement.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Any reason to believe she might have overdosed on something that induced a fugue state or a severe personality change?
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • All the churches in the world, with their candles flickering in the cool air, and all the masses and all the fugues can’t do it justice.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Reich set those traps for himself without ever realizing it… in his sleep, somnambulistically… during the day, in short fugues… brief departures from conscious reality.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Frantic and frustrated, Sister Mary Joseph Praise retrieved a hammock from the common room because of a vision she had in that fugue state between wakefulness and sleep.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Outside a fugue of guitars had begun, and she counted each electronic voice as it came in, till she reached six or so and recalled only three of the Paranoids played guitars; so others must be plugging in.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • And the angel says, Are you telling me I believed all my life that Jesus changed water into wine at an Italian wedding—and he didn’t/’ Lenny did this bit a little distractedly, slurring lines here and there, but isn’t that what he always did, wasn’t that part of the whole hipster format—a kind of otherworldly dope-driven fugue.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The Consul vaguely realized that it was a great honor to be awakened by the Captain, but he was too groggy and disoriented from fugue to appreciate it.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The Consul rubbed his eyes and wished that he had been allowed more time to retrieve his wits from the cold grip of cryonic fugue.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The group ate in silence, obviously suffering more than the usual amount of post fugue hunger, fatigue, and depression.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • remember because of the fugue hangover.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The medic smiled as if this were a question he asked each time he came out of fugue.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The medical ward where he had awakened, beds, fugue tanks, intensive care apparatus… most of it expelled through the breaches in the spinmod’s hull.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Even through the disorientation of fugue state, he now remembered the painful therapy sessions, the long hours in the RNA virus baths, and the surgery.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Even in fugue… the pain.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • "There is no death in all the Universe!" intoned Martin Silenus in a voice which the Consul felt sure could have awakened someone deep in cryogenic fugue.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • "We have a few hours before planetfall," he said, "and I for one plan to sleep off the freezer fugue when we’re safely down and settled among the simple natives."
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Since most of the physical repair would be done in fugue anyway, it made some sense to let the old hospital ships work on the seriously wounded and the revivable dead.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • In that fugue state between wakefulness and dreaming, the song I hear is not Rosina’s.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The Consul could recall seeing no other passengers during his rushed hour between rendezvous and fugue, but he had put that down to the imminence of the treeship going quantum, assuming then that the passengers were safe in their fugue couches.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Moving slowly in the druglike languor of fugue hangover, the Consul bathed as best he could with only basin and pump, dressed in loose cotton trousers, an old canvas shirt, and foam-soled walking shoes, and found his way to the mid-deck.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Treeships rarely accrued more than a four-or five-month time-debt, making short, scenic crossings where star systems were a very few light-years apart, thus allowing their affluent passengers to spend as little time as necessary in fugue.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The Consul could recall seeing no other passengers during his rushed hour between rendezvous and fugue, but he had put that down to the imminence of the treeship going quantum, assuming then that the passengers were safe in their fugue couches.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • It was not possible to put her into cryogenic fugue in that condition…
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • "So she came through quantum leap without fugue?" demanded Sol.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • She was unconscious in a way which shielded her quite as well as fugue state.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The doctors all say that Rachel could not survive cryogenic fugue.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • No one experiences FTL travel without fugue state.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Rather like cryogenic fugue for us.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • What the bishopric was offering Lenar Hoyt was twenty months in cryogenic fugue, a few weeks of in-system travel at either end of the voyage, and a time-debt which would return him to Pacem eight years behind his former classmates in the quest for Vatican careers and missionary postings.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The sweat poured forth, he pushed his hand to the side of his brow in a helpless fluttering little ballet of white-knuckled fingers, and his lips curled outward to reveal a phalanx of teeth grinding together in a fugue of pain.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • During the four years that Rachel was in transit-a few weeks of cryogenic fugue for her-Sol found that he missed his daughter much more than if she had been out of touch but busy somewhere in the Web.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Their transport, the aging spinship HS Nadia Oleg, was a pockmarked metal tub with no artificial gravity of any sort when it was not under drive, no viewports for the passengers, and no on-board recreation except for the stimsims piped into the datalink to keep passengers in their hammocks and fugue couches.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • And what was played was a fugue—though Petya had not the least conception of what a fugue is.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • As a result of these deprivations, I was able to recite all of Fitzgerald’s translation of the Odyssey by the time I was six, compose a sestina before I could dress myself, and think in spiral fugue-verse before I ever interfaced with an AI.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Nor had she remembered that the reason people had waited for the Hawking drive to see the spiral arm of the galaxy is that in long-term cryogenic sleep-as opposed to a few weeks or months of fugue-chances of terminal brain damage were one in six.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
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