18 September 2008
Where's Hari Seldon when you need him?
It's a little disconcerting to be cranking through Isaac Asimov's Foundation series now, where every plot point concerns a crisis. It's several hundred pages of people bandying the word "crisis" about in every permutation they can think of. Just seeing the word "crisis" that many times in my fiction does not make for a reassuring counterpoint to seeing it in my news feeds. I'm beginning to expect Hober Mallow is going to be appointed to chair the Fed and establish rule by a cabal of Merchant Princes any day now.