“Do they have something against straight lines here?” Clara asked.
Everything about this planet, the roads, buildings, furniture, even the vehicles, was shaped in smooth, graceful curves. It gave the place elegance and style, made it beautiful to look at, and drew the eye irresistibly to follow the shapes and patterns of the architecture, but it didn’t seem very practical. Even the floors and tables were curved, furnishings and dishes set into dips.
“You could say that. A long-ago Emperor decided curves were more aesthetically pleasing. Everyone decided to copy him to show their loyalty. Now straight lines are illegal.”