Wikiworld by Paul Di Filippo

By Paul Di Filippo

"One absolute knock-out story… that's one of the most enjoyable items of fiction I’ve learn in years".
[Cory Doctorow]

"Lighter part of cyberpunk - nice read"
Amber Hansford

Wikiworld is a destiny with out line among genuine and digital worlds, while applied sciences let for a world direct democracy and while citizens' own info can be found via eye contact.
Wikiworld is a spot the place on-line transparency and internet sharing could make you a global leader... with all professionals and cons. Paul Di Filippo not just images an excellent and futuristic universe, yet he additionally highlights its paradoxes and contradictions:
“Russ Reynolds, that’s me. you most likely bear in mind my identify from while I ran the rustic for 3 days. Wasn’t wild time? I’m sorry i began a exchange battle with a number of nations round the globe.”
Science Fiction meets Satire, among utopia and dystopia. Let's run for the presidency of the Wiki States of America!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

"Paul Di Filippo (born October 29, 1954 in windfall, Rhode Island) Paul Di Filippo is a technological know-how fiction novelist and brief tale author of large genrebending impression, in addition to a journalist, a occasionally comics author, a mail paintings fiend, and a number of alternative issues which are most likely very difficult to describe.
Also, the 1st individual to take advantage of the observe “Steampunk” in a publication title..."
[Warren Ellis]

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Her face, when she looks up, blinds me for a moment. Or maybe my tears do. She radiates no happiness-somegreat grief is bred too deeply into this girl's ffne bones-but there is a change which permits hands to be remembered and a mouth to live again. It cnuld have been fear and its removal, an excisionwhich works wonders with dogs and humans, and *ight, I imaging even with nations. And so she may turn her head away from sorrow, and when she does,the breath catches in my throat; in the nocturnal texture of her hair }ies a single streak of silver, a hue of just the dead- w Sturgeon ls Nioe and,Well .

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Door? the gato of gold . . but no, it is no longer a meadow, but a room where I keep my easeland my . . and now I see them both, the room and the meadow, as if one were painted upon glassand through it I saw the other; and which? which the painting? Aiee! my brains are mixed and muddled again, I arn one, the otheg,both, neither. f seea curtain of sky with mountains for its ragged hegt . . a dirry wall, with one small bright spatter of my blood whero I struck it, and the dazed dun maiden raising her stafi, which is a small blue book with gold letters on it.

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