Anathem by Neal Stephenson and George Orwell’s 1984. It is darker than Doctorow’s recent novel Little Brother. “The Things That Make Me Weak ...” presents a future that has descended so far into paranoia that it is perhaps irredeemable. No new ground is covered. It’s a skilled example of its kind.
“The Things That Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away” by Cory Doctorow originally appeared at Tor.com
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