"I started writing in the 1930's when I was eighteen years old. And deep inside me I'm still eighteen and it's still 1938."
Stars, it turns out, are conscious beings. They can, if they wish, communicate with people. They call it "nodal involvement".
This particular star had a great deal of affection for McKie, because he had saved her some years earlier. Herbert tells this tale in "The Whipping Star."
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