Young Fresh Fellows - When We Were Good (1988)
"Forever and again, the alvar were gnawing at the quantum walls of their prison.
Down where photonic light itself was too gross to serve as a basis for perception, they raged to be free. Ceaselessly shifting congeries of forms, interpenetrating shuggoths, they scratched and clawed in the basement of the cosmos like dissatisfied servants, seeking an entrance to the bright and happy privileged realms above."
- Rudy Rucker and Paul Di Filippo, "Elves of the Subdimensions" (2006)