When he’d been young, and an only child, Curt had wanted to be a firefighter. It was a normal-enough career goal for a kid – fire engines were awesome, red was a good colour, and fire was exciting.
It was impossible to know if the sense of dread settling on her like a cloak was an effect from the coin, or her own innate sense of worthlessness. Stef paused by one of the news feeds screens that were such a welcoming feature of the Tech Department – webcomics were interspersed with news – […]
Some people found Jones’ lab to be antiseptic and cold – and from a certain point of view, Stef could understand that. There was a lot of stainless steel and cupboards that looked like they came from Science Mail Order, but once you spent more than a few minutes in there, it was something else […]
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Any sufficiently disguised magic is indistinguishable from technology. Sometimes, magic and technology don’t play together well. Which is bullshit, because a stick, used correctly is technology – are you telling me magic can’t effect a stick? Sometimes, magic and technology sing together, and this is the case […]