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"Science fiction operates a little bit like science itself, in principle. You've got thousands of people exploring ideas, putting forth their own hypotheses. Most of them are dead wrong; a few stand the test of time; everything looks kind of quaint in hind"
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His jovial white-guy Anglo good vibes stretched like electric taffy - arroooooh, werewolf noises. Now Bing was making ghastly bub bub bub backward croonings, like a sucking chest wound. ..

"The music? We call it didge-Ital … dig-Ital, seen, D.J. Ital…Mash it up right on the ship." Yeah. They were doing something awful to poor old Bing while he wasn't looking. He sounded like his head was made of sheet metal.

From Islands in the Net, by Bruce Sterling.
Published by William Morrow in 1988
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