By Bruce Sterling
Bruce Sterling brings us a story of espionage, cyber-threats, exchange realities and intrigue in “Black Swan”, a depressing and cyberpunk novelette.
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According to Lawes, he had studied physics and mathematics, so I would not have known him in any case. "His daddy was a big landlord," said Lawes. " I said. "He said his daddy really had been a very bad landlord," he said. " This Harvard Chinese befriended Cleveland Lawes and persuaded him to come to China instead of going back home to Georgia when the war was over. When he was a boy, a cousin of Lawes had been burned alive by a mob, and his father had been dragged out of his house one night and horsewhipped by the Ku Klux Klan, and he himself had been beat up twice for trying to register to vote, right before the Army got him.
Leen many times," said Cleveland Lawes. He was speaking of Arpad Leen, the very public and communicative president and chairman of the board of directors of The RAMJAC Corporation. He would become my boss of bosses, and Cleveland Lawes's boss of bosses, too, when we both became corporate officers of RAMJAC. I say now that Arpad Leen is the most able and informed and brilliant and responsive executive under whom it has ever been my privilege to serve. He is a genius at acquiring companies and keeping them from dying afterward.
Then their bodies were put into artificial ponds filled with excrement - up to their necks. Then deputy sheriffs drove high-powered speedboats at their heads. The judge says he himself sentenced hundreds of people to this particular punishment and that the felons invariably argued that they had not broken the law, but merely violated its spirit, perhaps, just the least little bit. Before he condemned them, he would put a sort of chamberpot over his head, to make his words more resonant and awesome, and he would pronounce this formula: "Boys, you didn't just get the spirit of the law.
Black Swan by Bruce Sterling