Many of my readers have commented this week that the setting for part of Machine Sickness is getting pounded. Galveston and Houston are getting inundated after being pounded by Harvey.
I chose that setting because of the resiliency of the local people and their symbiosis with the Gulf of Mexico, including the oil deposits which seep out and feed the population of Obligate Hydrocarbonoclastic Bacteria (OHCBs).
As the Cajun Navy rolls in from Louisiana, providing radically decentralized rescue, I can only hope and pray for all the people in the path of the devastation, and know that their grit and resiliency will help them recover.
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