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The Sheriff of Yrnameer by Michael Rubens
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Aug 24, 09

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it was amazing
Read in January, 2009

Brilliant, stunning, hilarious -- at least in terms of the cover design, which is by the unbelievably talented Peter Mendelsund. The actual contents of the book are my fault.
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“Any computer that developed real consciousness was immediately identified by the Genesis subroutine and destroyed. It had been that way since the WikiWars a century ago, when Wikipedia became self-aware and began vengefully reediting its contributors with remote-controlled heavy weaponry.”
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“He'd end up back in his room again, moodily smoking whatever he could get his hands on, the sole source of light in the room the faint radioactive glow coming from the commemorative chunk of Earth in its crystal cube, inscribed with the famous quote from the Administration. AT LEAST WE GOT THE TERRORISTS, it said.”
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“Cole envisioned the next few weeks passing as a sort of painless montage: there'd be music, and different moments of the townspeople hard at work building a defensive wall around the perimeter of the town, and digging holes to serve as traps, and training with the few weapons they had. There'd be a wiping of perspiration and drinks raised to one another and the exchange of friendly smiles between comrades, and perhaps deeper, more meaningful glances between him and MaryAnn.

But by midmorning of the first day, Cole had come to the unavoidable conclusion that the remainder of the experience would in fact drag on in exceedingly real time, with lots of heaving and hoing and digging and hauling under the hot sun, full of the kind of intense straining that raised the danger of a really spectacular hernia. And, judging from the few tense conversations he'd had so far, he foresaw a series of increasingly strident arguments with Nora regarding matters strategic. Plus, of course, at the end of all this effort they'd all probably be dead.”
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message 1: by The Holy Terror (last edited Aug 25, 2009 12:21AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

The Holy Terror Nice review, ha. Made me smile. I agree, the cover design is pretty awesome.

Secoh2000 Well you filled the contents up with some great literature. Hope to see a continuation of this book in the future. :)

Michael Rubens Thanks, guys!

David Spiteri Thanks for the journey. Couldn't have done better myself!

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