James Patrick Kelly is a science fiction and fantasy novelist, and the editor (with John Kessel) of The Secret History of Science Fiction.
"The walls are everywhere. Limits. You're not smart enough, not rich enough. You get tired. You die. Some people like to pretend they've broken out. That they're running free. But there's no escape. You have to find a way to live within the walls. And then, they don't matter."