John Shirley
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."
-- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

"It's a great deal easier to get into something than to get out of it."
-- Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, 17 October 2002

"The ultimate horror in science fiction is neither death nor destruction, but dehumanization, a state in which emotional life is suspended, in which the individual is deprived of individual feelings, free will, and moral judgment. We have come a long way from Metropolis and the encroachment of the machine. Nowadays man can become the machine himself. The automated slaves of modern times look perfectly efficient in their new painless state."
-- Carlos Clarens (The Illustrated History of Horror and Science-Fiction Film, 1967)

"It's funny how technology takes on a life of its own... It's like we surrender some of our own life to our technology, after a certain point in its growth. Seems we surrendered too much."
-- John Shirley (Crawlers, 2003)