I’ve linked to this before, but with the death of Iain M Banks it’s worth re-reading this fascinating insight into The Culture, one of science fictions’s few realistic utopias.
The brief mention here of The Culture’s attitude to death is apt:
Philosophy, again; death is regarded as part of life, and nothing, including the universe, lasts forever. It is seen as bad manners to try and pretend that death is somehow not natural; instead death is seen as giving shape to life.
A superb piece of writing from Erin, smashing taboos with the edge of Bladerunner.
If I had the right biological equipment, I think I too might offer to bear Stephen Fry’s children …in a song.
I think Seurat would have liked the fact that all these pictures are made up of pixels. Digital pointillism.