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“Look, there’s no point in freaking out about the trials and ruining your day,” Phillip said. “I know,” Martin agreed. “Freak out tomorrow. That’s when the trials are. Today is meant to be a day of fun. Possibly your last.”

Scott Meyer, Off to Be the Wizard [Amazon, Bookshop, Local Library]

Hermetic quote Meyer Off to Be the Wizard no point freaking out ruining day tomorrow today day of fun possibly your last

Hackers, in fiction, are the trickster-gods of the realm of computing. They go where they’re not supposed to, steal anything that isn’t nailed down (or rather, written down in ink on parchment with a quill plucked from a white goose), and boast about it.

Charles Stross, The Atrocity Archives [Bookshop, Amazon, Publisher]

Hermetic quote Stross The Atrocity Archives trickster-gods computing