"[Science fiction] has become big business, where books are merchandised and promoted and distributed and placed on sale like slabs of bacon or cans of soup."
Lucky Dragon was a global brand name that optimized everything it touched. He makes this brand so real in the book, I wonder if there really is one. It is a combination of a tiny storefront with one or two of everything you might need and an all-night convenience store here in the United States.
Now here's an ATM you've got to respect. You know they are taking quick pictures of you while you use it, but that is a passive defense. Of course, you'd need to make sure that these security measures weren't activated by accident…
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