Saturday, September 11, 2004

Global to Local: Speculative Fiction Writers ponder the social future

Locus Online: John Shirley: Global to Local
Locus Magazine interviews SF writers Cory Doctorow, Pat Murphy, Kim Stanley Robinson, Norman Spinrad, Bruce Sterling and Ken Wharton.
This is a great line-up but why did noone think to add Ken Macleod?
Cory Doctorow: “I think the Ashcroftian terrorist witchhunts, coupled with the fiscal irresponsibility of massive tax-cuts and out-of-control cronyist military adventurism will be regarded as the world mistake in this part of the American century by debtor generations to come who find themselves socially and economically isolated from the rest of the world. When the US dollar starts to drop against the laser-printed post-Saddam occupation Dinar, an unbacked currency, you know that your economy is in the deepest of shit.”
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