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

Michael Lorrey (
Wed, 21 Jan 1998 10:01:22 -0500

Charlie Stross wrote:

> 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 ...

You mean like that cartoon in Japan that sent thousands into epilleptic seizures???