Re: More kemes (was: Re: We luv the guv't)

Charlie Stross (
Wed, 21 Jan 1998 14:01:32 +0000

On Wed, Jan 21, 1998 at 08:12:21AM -0500, Michael Lorrey wrote:
> Just read a great SF novel called Kaleidoscope Century, by either John or
> Stephen Barnes. He really went nuts with memetic warfare, even developing an
> era in the next century which he calls the Meme Wars, in which 7 or 8 memes
> are the controlling intelligences of the populace, and are engaged in warfare
> with each other, using people as their proxies.
John Barnes. (Very good indeed, IMO.)

BTW, if you can get locate it, read the SF short story BLIT (by Dave
Langford, first published in Interzone a few years ago and reprinted a
couple of times since then). Someone discovers a fractal image that
makes the human brain's wetware crash ...

-- Charlie