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Long now have we adapted our Bodies to a Life devoid of Contamination, and it is quite possible that we have grown soft therefrom. Dependant upon Antibiotics instead of Antibodies, Sanitation and Health will be of no small Importance in the Decades to come, are we to survive.
This Chapter is remarkably incomplete, and proper Care ought be taken by any concerned SteamPunk--you among them--to seek out further Instruction.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.