by uzwi

“Every newly empowered demographic selects its typical physiology and body-language, the phenotype which will do best under the new conditions. Everyone is sensitised, nervous, ready to take advantage or regret that their own faces don’t fit. For a few weeks, as he settled into his new surroundings, Shaw wandered an uncanny valley filled with bad suits, Edwardian-looking overcoats, sudden gurning smiles and a cheerful vigour which contested with rubbery, fishlike faces and curious hand-movements. It was like living among aliens.” —The Sunken Land Begins To Rise Again.