The Future: Canceled for Lack of Interest

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 26 Jun 2009 10:43:48 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

L. Neil Smith at Random - publishers and agents have been telling Neil of late that nobody is interested in a better future, or in freedom. Bullshit. I'm interested! Thanks, Neil.

You are keeping up with the weekly installments of Ceres, I hope. I forgot to read the latest chapter on Monday, so it's in a browser tab for today.

Apparently it's too late to stave off a socialist dictatorship
(not that any of them ever lifted a pinkie to do it when they might
have -- it is their misplaced emphasis on moderation in the pursuit of
justice and the resistance to evil that brought us to this place) and
we must all accommodate ourselves to whatever today's Orcish minions
decide to do with us. Lie back, and spread your legs, and try to enjoy

As some of you know, I have a curse. When I was a Latin student in
junior high school, my favorite teacher, Mr. Sullivan, told me, "You
have a remarkably orderly mind, Mr. Smith -- and the world is going to
make you suffer for it." And Mr. Sullivan was right. I don't believe
in precognition or any other psychic powers (if they existed, every
politician on this planet would be a tiny pile of fine, white ash),
but my understanding of history and human nature allows me glimpses of
the future all around me, and sometimes I even manage to write them

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