Nathan, an unstable but ingenious wunderkind programmer is playing a weird game of chicken with a series of increasingly sophisticated conscious machines.
The idea of the Blesh was that this was an unnecessary, limiting and slightly precious conceit and that science fiction should allow itself to experiment not only with what humans might do in the future, but also with what they might be.
Memory, fleeting innocence and the burden of knowledge give life to an implicit discussion of USA life happening just under the surface of many of these stories.
You are Scum! Welcome to this first issue of my very own periodical, dedicated to you – the target demographic of mainstream media (that’s everyone not employed by mainstream media). You are on the receiving end of the utter contempt with which broadcast, print and corporate internet publishers treat their audience. To the powers that … Continued