OT: RANT (Was: [cctalk-request at classiccmp.org: confirm 38290c8a992491eda604beff5a06ff20cd7e85f5]

Alexander Schreiber als at thangorodrim.ch
Fri Feb 3 17:30:47 CST 2017

On Fri, Feb 03, 2017 at 07:28:21PM +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 2 February 2017 at 23:21, Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com> wrote:
> > Frankly, it SCARES me that that wasn't absurd enough!
> A friend of mine, Charlie Stross, recently had to rewrite the outline
> of a novel because his bleak dystopian vision of the near-future "free
> world" wasn't _nearly_ bleak enough and the actual world has turned a
> lot worse.

That was after Brexit and his response was basically "WTF just happened?"
> After his hasty rewrite, it's gone nastier again. His novel will now
> seem like a cheerful upbeat alternate timeline instead.

And I guess this was after Trump, same response.

I guess these days it is hard to write dystopian fiction since reality
is hell bent to out do your darkest nightmares.

Kind regards,
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and
 looks like work."                                      -- Thomas A. Edison

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