by Dan Simmons
Time Quotes in Hyperion
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)
I, for example, am sixty-eight standard years old, but because of the time-debts my travels could have incurred, I might have spread these threescore and eight years across well more than a century of Hegemony history (1.98)
Thanks to time-debts, it's possible to experience much more in a shorter amount of time (and with fewer wrinkles). It's like a Time-Turner, but more epic.
I am somewhat at a loss as to how to date my new journal. (1.178)
We have a hard enough time writing down the right year in January, and that's without having multiple planets and calendars to take into consideration.