Schismatrix Plus Setting & Symbolism

Bruce Sterling
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Mare Tranquillitatis People's Circumlunar Ziabatsu

An ideologically decriminalized region with few civil rights beyond the right to request death at any time. The clouds are malformed and appear bloated in the sky and the air smells vile. Each Concatenate world has its own biological problems, but on Ziabatsu, the souring has become an epidemic. A mutant fungi has spread and formed a crust beneath the surface that repels water and chokes out grass and trees. The soil has dried out and the dampness in the air creates a perfect environment for mildew. Ziabatsu's full time daylight only contributes to this issue and once things progress to this stage, only drastic measures can restore balance to the world. Only a stubborn minority of the population still remains on the planet.

Concatenation

There are ten circumlunar worlds that make up the Concatenation, and each is identifiable by its own particular...

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