November 23, 2004

I've been thinking the same thing...

William Gibson:

Remember that Future History chart at the back of Robert Heinlein's earlier novels? Didn't it feature a sovereign Christian State of South Carolina? This plan for Christian Exodus tweaks some Proustian synapse or other, but maybe it's just my own Virtual Light: slots right into Sublett's backstory.

Meanwhile, elsewhere on the undefended border between fiction and reality, the White House hands John LeCarre the plot-device he's wanted since the day the Berlin Wall fell.

Here's the lede from the "LeCarre plot device" he refers to, from Newsday:

The White House has ordered the new CIA director, Porter Goss, to purge the agency of officers believed to have been disloyal to President George W. Bush or of leaking damaging information to the media about the conduct of the Iraq war and the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to knowledgeable sources.
Posted by jackhodgson at November 23, 2004 11:32 AM