I’m a science fiction fan, as I’m guessing most of our tech-inclined audience is, and every so often sci-fi hits close to home. Right now I’m reading through Holy Fire by Bruce Sterling a second time. The first time I read it nearly three years ago, it didn’t resonate as powerfully as it does now—good story, but I didn’t feel it connecting to reality anytime soon.
Now, however, I’m getting a different take. In a tiny nutshell, Holy Fire is about life in a post-apocalyptic world that’s been ravaged by plagues, run by the lucky, now-elderly survivors, some of whom have benefitted from life extension treatments doled out by the government.
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