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  • The final fitful month of the school year is an entropic period, when the usual glow from dorm lounges, late-night pizza parlors, and fraternity keg rooms steadily ionizes into freefloating panic and rushed preparations for final testing and departure.†   (source)
  • You're an entropic chaos factor.†   (source)
  • You face reverse entropy of the soul.†   (source)
  • She was entropy itself.†   (source)
  • This playful pocket of negative entropy had invented a "joke" and thrown Authority into panic—and I had made an easy dollar.†   (source)
  • And the idea of entropy, are you familiar with it?†   (source)
  • All things tend toward entropy.†   (source)
  • But I've never required it even when I was running the store full-time, as I've always been active and vigilant and perched right atop the ever-threatening domestic entropy and chaos.†   (source)
  • He began then, bewilderingly, to talk about something called entropy.†   (source)
  • It is said that each day recapitulates the history of the world, coming up out of darkness and cold into confused light and beginning warmth, consciousness blinking its eyes somewhere in midmorning, awakening thoughts a jumble of illogic and unattached emotion, and all speeding together toward the order of noontide, the slow, poignant decline of dusk, the mystical vision of twilight, the end of entropy that is night once more.†   (source)
  • "Entropy!" the Judge squealed.†   (source)
  • "There are anti entropic forcefields around the Time Tombs," he said.†   (source)
  • Entropy is the degree of randomness or disorder in a system, Doctor.†   (source)
  • They understood the time tides, the anti-entropic fields surrounding the Tombs.†   (source)
  • The entropy of a closed system never decreases.†   (source)
  • The anti-entropic fields won't bother guided missiles, smart bombs, or hellwhip beams.†   (source)
  • The entropy of a closed system never decreases.†   (source)
  • "I thought something about the anti-entropic fields kept ships away from here," said Father Hoyt.†   (source)
  • But there was a surge in a phenomenon there known as anti-entropic fields...†   (source)
  • The anti-entropic fields keep them from aging.†   (source)
  • The device causes the anti-entropic field to decay slowly.†   (source)
  • The nature and source of the anti-entropic fields had not been found.†   (source)
  • "They are the source of a strange, anti-entropic force-field which lingers still," said King Billy.†   (source)
  • They've already signed a contract with Entropy, Incorporated.†   (source)
  • As the Demon sat and sorted his molecules into hot and cold, the system was said to lose entropy.†   (source)
  • She did gather that there were two distinct kinds of this entropy.†   (source)
  • "Entropy is a figure of speech, then," sighed Nefastis, "a metaphor.†   (source)
  • Indifference was the engine of entropy.†   (source)
  • For once, entropy was on my side.†   (source)
  • Entropy.†   (source)
  • Entropy was fundamental.†   (source)
  • The total entropy of any system, said Dr. Hauptmann, will decrease only if the entropy of another system will increase.†   (source)
  • Entropy   (source)
  • You have to understand that your daughter is currently inhabiting...ah...think of it as a localized region of reversed entropy.†   (source)
  • He's Michael the Archangel and Moroni and Satan and Masked Entropy and the Frankenstein monster all rolled into one package," I said.†   (source)
  • The problem is that her body appears to have absorbed...that is, the anti-entropic field appears to have contaminated her.†   (source)
  • Dating of the construction materials had been useless because of the effect of the anti-entropic field.†   (source)
  • In the early days, people flying in underestimated the effects of the anti-entropic fields and there were some accidents.†   (source)
  • Kassad followed her through the fringes of the time tides, avoiding the ebb and flow of the anti-entropic field the way children would play tag with an ocean surf on a broad beach.†   (source)
  • Of all the Tombs, it seemed the least protected by the anti-entropic fields and the physicists had carefully mapped the times when the tide surges might pose a threat.†   (source)
  • The physicists were finished with the anti-entropic fields and spent much of their time setting small flags of different colors to mark the limits of the so-called time tides.†   (source)
  • Reconnaissance squads from the SDF battalion moved northward carefully, cautious of the anti-entropic tides around the Time Tombs and wary of any booby traps left behind by the Ousters.†   (source)
  • Because of an accident to a researcher there a few decades ago, our scientists have confirmed that the anti-entropic fields around the Tombs are not merely a protection against time's erosive effects as has been widely believed.†   (source)
  • And that had been in normal times, when the Shrike had been prisoner to the tides of time and forces no one understood, and the anti-entropic fields had been contained to a few dozen meters around the Time Tombs.†   (source)
  • Occasionally I made the short trip to the Time Tombs, especially at night, avoiding the soft, disconcerting tugs of the anti-entropic time tides while I moved through complicated shadows under the wings of the Sphinx or stared at stars through the emerald wall of the Jade Tomb.†   (source)
  • Or by being smashed, or subjected to solvents, or positive entropy through other means—I find the concept disturbing.†   (source)
  • "Entropy is the tendency of everything to move toward confusion and disorder as time passes," he explained.†   (source)
  • His legs carried him in a sudden leap through the entropy that held him, above the dangling boy, into a skidding, plunging rush toward the light that offered, the Tower frozen on the retina of his mind's eye in a black frieze, suddenly silence, the silhouette gone, even the beat of his heart gone as the trestle settled further, beginning its final slow dance to the depths, tearing loose, his hand finding the rocky, lighted lip of damnation; and behind him, in the dreadful silence, the boy spoke from too far beneath him.†   (source)
  • In war, the terror, the compression of eschatological questions, the abridgement of the laws of man, the lack of sense in it, the confusion, the entropy....All combine to demolish completely the meaning and integrity of numbers.†   (source)
  • You believe in entropy, which postulates that all phenomena tend to sink to lower levels of organization and energy, and in evolution, which postulates that the history of life has been just the opposite.†   (source)
  • His first model produced a time-stasis or low-entropy field no bigger than a football-but a lighted cigarette placed inside with full power setting was still burning a week later.†   (source)
  • For John Nefastis (to take a recent example), two kinds of entropy, thermodynamic and informational, happened, say by coincidence, to look alike, when you wrote them down as equations.†   (source)
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