|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.
"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>
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