By John Barnes
Currie Culver is ready fifty-five years outdated, in strong well-being, residing in a comfy retirement within the Rockies along with his spouse. within the wake of the Meme Wars that swept the planet generations prior to, Currie, his spouse, and nearly each person in the world have of their minds a replica of 1 actual, software program that promises its hosts restricted telepathy and instills one of those basic cooperation.In his more youthful days, Currie hunted "comboys"--people who had unplugged from the worldwide internet with a view to stay clear of One actual, and who concealed in barren region components, surviving via raiding the outposts of civilization. Now Currie is named again into provider to trap the final comboy nonetheless at huge, a guy who calls himself Lobo. along with his excessive tech apparatus, completely plugged into the worldwide web, Currie units out to carry Lobo in.Instead, Lobo captures Currie, and manages to deprogram him. Thrown again at the assets of his personal intelligence, braveness, and knowledge for the 1st time in twenty-five years, Currie unearths himself in a conflict of minds along with his captor . . . with effects that may swap the lives of every body on Earth.In the easiest culture of John W. Campbell and Robert A. Heinlein, Candle is a singular approximately individualism and society that may depart readers breathless, arguing, and significant extra.
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In the old days, good hunters loved them and lazy hunters only saw them from the road. The bull must have decided it was okay, and began to scrape at the stream bank with his front hooves. Two cows joined him, and a yearling that looked like it would be on his own soon, and shortly they were making all kinds of noise down there, breaking ice, pawing up grass, and having what elk must think is a good old time. In the cold, still dawn air, their breath rose in silvery columns, catching the sun that sliced between the trees above them in white flashes.
By the time I hit the third satellite gap, I was starting to feel like the characters in the old flatscreen movies who say to each other, solemnly, that it's "quiet. Yeah. " I wasn't far from where I'd found his trail the first day. Still no sign of him. Maybe he was off doing whatever it is that cowboys do when they aren't stealing from society, terrorizing homeowners, raping little girls, interfering with ecological reconstruction, and congratulating themselves on what fine free people they are because they don't have a copy of Resuna to tell them that they're acting badly.
Add to that the fires in the dead forests, and the sudden surges and retreats of a dozen bio-engineered plant species as they fought with a variety of non-native weeds and some species that were probably escaped ecoweapons, and it had been past 2025 before you could predict what might be growing where—if anything was—anywhere in the high country, and almost up to the beginning of the War of the Memes, a quarter-century beyond that, before field ecologists were writing with any assurance about what was out here.
Candle by John Barnes