Some background: My son raided my shelves several months ago and has been returning the books a few at a time. One of the books was Steel Beach by John Varley. It is a book I picked up used, put on the shelf and never read. When he returned it he told me to read the first sentence, that it was a real eye catcher. What do you think?
"In five years, the penis will be obsolete," said the salesman."
"He paused to let this planet-shattering information sink into our amazed brains. Personally, I didn't know how many more wonders I could absorb before lunch."