• Any civilization where the main symbol of religious veneration is a tool of execution is a bad place to have children

    Charles Stross
  • Unfortunately it's also true to say that good management is a bit like oxygen - it's invisible and you don't notice its presence until it's gone, and then you're sorry

    Charles Stross
  • Some say the Internet is for porn but you know that in truth the Internet is for spam

    Charles Stross
  • We are medium-sized mammals who only prosper because we've developed a half-arsed ability to terraform the less suitable bits of the planet we evolved on, and we're conscious of our inevitable decay and death, and we can't live anywhere else. There is no invisible sky daddy to give us immortal life and a harp and wings when we die

    Charles Stross
  • Your health is probably good if you have just been reinstantiated, and is likely to remain good for some time. Most diseases are curable, and in event of an incurable ailment or injury, a new body may be provided--for a fee. (In the event of your murder, you will be furnished with a new body at the expense of your killer.)

    Charles Stross
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