There's a quick scene in William Gibson's Virtual Light, where a younger character is befuddled by an older guy's griping about the fact that media content is now (in the future) indistinguishable from commercials. This is nonsense to her, since for as long as she's been old enough to notice, the two have always been… » 7/16/14 1:27pm 7/16/14 1:27pm

The sad truth about anyone currently alive becoming a Martian colonist? Best-case scenario, you're basically just living in a bunker, beneath a barren, irradiated wasteland. Mars without terraforming (meaning without magic) is a post-apocalyptic nightmare, without the mutants. Maybe some of the cannibals, though. » 7/10/14 4:53pm 7/10/14 4:53pm