Posting from now until Friday the 24th will be irregular, as I’m traveling to see people I love more than you, my (possibly imagined) readers. In the meantime, read Green Mars. Don’t let the genre and cover art fool you, it’s an amazing piece of literature.
And if you’ve already read said masterpiece, check out the Demimonde and argue the merits of gift economies with the hardcore fans. Or just make fun of lesser SciFi authors.