Dr Plokta (drplokta) wrote,
Dr Plokta

Reality Catches Up With SF

In Tanith Lee's classic novella "Don't Bite The Sun" (included in Drinking Sapphire Wine), the narrator, in a fit of depression, officially cuts herself out of her own circle of friends. The novella is set in the very far future, but in fact we've only taken 27 years to achieve the necessary technology -- you can do it on LiveJournal! Unfriending yourself is the perfect dramatic gesture, except that no one will notice unless you tell them you've done it. Sadly, you can still read your own friends-only posts, because as the author you still have access to them.

Now where are those overnight body-swaps?

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