In the series, a British case officer/spy quit and the Brits tossed him into the Village to try and figure out why…and to determine if he “knew too much”. The standard gripes common to people who leave the service were never fully explored.
#6, the Prisoner, wasn’t the only one in the village but he seemed to be the only one who counted.
I don’t think that I’m a prisoner in The Village on The Island. Then again, I haven’t tried to run, invoking pursuit by a large soap bubble.
I’m content to crack open the I-Pad and read from the Kindle. In years past, I hauled paper books and they were heavy. The I-Pad is lighter and contains all of the Jim Curtis classics, should I wish to re-read them yet again. He’s threatening to release another edition of Rimworld, but I haven’t seen it yet. If Curtis doesn’t get the novel into the cue, I have some other science fiction to read:
If the British could come up with a giant bouncing ball/soap bubble that sucked up fleeing people in the 1960’s, the US should be able to come up with something similar to handle the vagaries of the Border Wall in 2018/2019. Of course we’d need more than one. It would send a message wouldn’t it?
Juan and Maria splash across the Rio Grande just to be swallowed in a cool bit of Yankee tech and spit back out on the other side, still wet from the intended crossing.
I’m sure that DRJIM and SIGREAYBEARD (who haunt this blog from time to time) could come up with something between them that would deal with the issue in a creative way. LSP could bless each giant soap bubble (invoking the Almighty) to find success.