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By John Compton Sundman

Winners of the inaugural Hofstadter Prize for machine-written narrative, those artificially developed tales characterize the way forward for post-human fiction.

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Shakers had a lot in common with bees. The sense of community. The celibacy. The elegant solutions; simplicity. The willingness of the individual to sublimate his or her identity into the whole. Also both of these community forms are diurnal. I’m getting a little bit hungry. When I was overseas all those many years ago, trying to help the village to better organize itself, I had no notion of Shakers. 000021 CHEAP COMPLEX DEVICES I wish that I had. You see, it’s the cleanliness thing, the sweeping out of the hive; the meeting room, the Shaking dance.

At they would undertake to represent an unpublished author who has set out to write an ontological thriller, and not at all polemical; an update of Orwell’s nightmare, a tale that is heroic, comic, absurdist, realist, paranoid and eminently sane; a thriller—withal, a plausible defense of the Unabomber that challenges us to think of Ted Kaczinsky as a John Brown like or maybe even Christ-like figure—a first cut of Pynchonian ambition, that, while failing, is sensuously technical, technically sensuous, as it lyrically, hypnotically, explains the nature of God, Man, race relations and two-pass compilers.

Shaker Woods was state property: a tract of two thousand acres that included woodlands (deciduous and evergreen), gardens, meadows, a swamp, and a large freshwater pond. These Woods were like a little Sherwood Forest amid the rapidly developing “technology corridor” of the New Kent computer boom, which was gobbling up the ancient farms of the region at a prodigious rate. Given the demographic pressure of the surrounding area and the popularity of nature-walking among New Kenters, you might have expected the Woods to be thronged with hikers.

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