I see you've brought a copy of The Barbary Coast as airplane reading.
"Gangs of San Francisco", actually. It is *fantastic*.
The quote you first posted (completing the thought about the gamers) reminded me of late-life Burroughs - the Western Lands trilogy.
Was that just a grace note or is a lot of this guy's writing like that (kind of half anachronistic, half interzoneish)?
I can't tell, but does this mean we *won't* be having lunch next week?
Fleeing to somewhere without an extradition treaty?
Yeah, there are just insane penalties for gum on the sidewalk.
SXSW may be a hippy mecca, but it's still inside the USA...
Wait, how long have you been able to fly?