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Week 40


The skinnier your pipes are, the crazier you are. Note conspicuous telephonic silence of Burma, Afghanistan, Vietnam.



If you go hang out in squatters' camps in Germany, you can get hammered into the ground like a tent-peg with a great big circus-maul of heavy left-wing rhetoric.

Freak your landlord out with these posters!



"Reload offers an alternative picture of cyberspace as a complex and contradictory place where there is oppression as well as liberation. It shows how cyberpunk's revolutionary claims conceal its ultimate conservatism on matters of class, gender, and race."

If you need a book about a cyberpunk feminist revolution that has Anne McCaffrey in it, this must be the book for you. I must be the biggest femme softie in the cyberuniverse. Not only am I linking to this silly thing, I just ordered it and I'm paying full price.

You want to hang out with some cyberfeminists? Check these chicks out.  They could wipe the floor with you Yankee sci-fi fangirls.  There wouldn't be anything left of you but Simone de Beauvoir's cigarette ash.



I dunno how I lived this long without the Jean-Paul Sartre cookbook.

Of course, if I ate as many speed-pills as Sartre did, I could probably shed twenty, thirty kilos.



The "Molecular Sciences Institute" is into something called "Open Source Biology."

And they're based in Berkeley.

Man oh man are we ever lookin' at a peck o' trouble there.


Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him, and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the Bruce Sterling Online Index. He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.

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