About Hipikat

I've mostly been reared on speculative fiction. Greg Egan is by far my favourite.

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  • Hipikat shared from The Stone Canal: Book Two: The Fall Revolution Series (Fall Revolutions) by Ken MacLeod
    I’m supposed to be a software engineer. It’s just like being a programmer except you do it properly.’
    Note: @xntrik @thsutton
  • Hipikat shared from Glasshouse by Charles Stross
    I remember that Lauro, Iambic-18, and Neual were not simply important to me, not just lovers, but in a very real way defined who I was. A large chunk of my sense of identity was configured around this key idea that I wasn’t solitary: that I was part of a group, that we’d collectively adjusted our neuroendocrinology so that just being around the others gave us a mild endorphin rush – what used to be a haphazard process called ‘falling in love’ – and we’d focused on complementary interests and skills and vocations. It wasn’t so much a family as a superorganism, and it was a fulfilling,...
    Note: Beautiful description of a poly cohort, in Greenhouse by @cstross. :3
  • Hipikat shared from Glasshouse by Charles Stross
    Time is a corrosive fluid, dissolving motivation, destroying novelty, and leaching the joy from life.
    Note: Very much enjoying @cstross's Glasshouse. Tastes like the last ch. of Accelerando: in book form!
  • Hipikat shared from The Stone Canal: Book Two: The Fall Revolution Series (Fall Revolutions) by Ken MacLeod
    ‘Slavery,’ Annette said. ‘I just don’t believe it’s come to this.’ ‘It isn’t really slavery,’ I said uncomfortably. ‘It’s just bonded labour.’ ‘Yeah, yeah. Like we don’t have capital punishment, we just let psychopaths pay off their blood-debts by starring in snuff movies?’
    Note: Okay one more. This is the man who makes me want to know more of the history of political movements.
  • Hipikat shared from The Star Fraction: Book One: The Fall Revolution Series (Fall Revolutions) by Ken MacLeod
    They got behind an inexplicable object, a sort of concrete tub filled with packed earth. (Kohn had always vaguely assumed the things were provided to give cover in shoot-outs. Part of the facilities.)
    Note: Thanks for the suggestion @strangedave. The Fall Revolution series is fantastic. More Highlights!
  • Hipikat shared from The Cassini Division: Book Three: The Fall Revolution Series (Fall Revolutions) by Ken MacLeod
    When you are among another people, or another people is among you, and you lust after their strange flesh, go you and take your pleasure in them, and have sons and daughters by them, and your people shall live long upon the lands and your children shall fill the skies. So it is written in the Books of Jordan, anyway. Genetics, chapter 3, verse 8.
    Note: Ken MacLeod's got the most adorable wit I've come across in a long time.
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