On occasion, usually when I run out of new books, I re-read my William Gibson novels. He invented cyberpunk, he midwifed the concept of hackers, he developed the notion of tech-enhanced physiology and the concept of living/existing online. Even the cool sunglasses (and lots more) in the Matrix derive from his work.
I came across this in his novel All Tomorrow’s Parties:
‘Plus there’s your more mature sociopaths; older, more complicated, polypharmic…’
‘Mix their shit,’ Durius said. ‘Get lateral.’
Which, even if you don’t quite know what he’s saying, has a certain beauty, a deep groove to it that you can just settle into.
I’m a fan.