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Re: sci-fi

From:Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>
Date:Saturday, September 2, 2000, 3:22
In a message dated 2000:09:01 7:18:27 PM, fortytwo@GDN.NET writes:

>Jonathan Chang wrote: >> >> very bizarre sci-fi novel from the 1970's: (1975 to be exact) >> _Growing Up in Tier 3000_ by Felix C. Gotschalk ( t's out of print.) >> he uses futuristic slang that seems quite playful ... >> almost as impressive as Anthony Burgess' Nadsat in _Clockwork Orange_ > >Examples? And what's Tier 3000 mean?
Tier 3000 is where the young Jonas lives. examples: "My guardians have me saddled with a goddam clod of a surmat - can you imagine such grovel? I can't override her force-fields. Worse still, she's shot full of punitive motive-tropisms. Shit, I say Good Morning Mam, and she draws back her stunbolt latch -" "You shouldn't swear so much, Jonas." "Why the hell not?" "It's not adaptive." <p.7> "You've been digging the restricted pornies, haven't you?" <p.14> "What's the format at the gladpits?" <p.53> "I suggest you go on non-verbal, and hope for increments in your linguistic engrams." <p.56> << One thing foreigners, computers, & poets have in common is that they make unexpected linguistic associations. >> * Jasia Reichardt - creative cyberneticist *