Free sci-fi idea: self-contained arcologies designed to maximize population mobility between units instead of minimizing the need to leave. Ones that decouple community from geography instead of binding it further. Arcology as self-sustaining, automated inn rather than prison.
@jaycie if you decide to read it, start with Sparrowhawk's series, it's the gentlest intro, followed by some of the Liberated Records & Scenes from the War one-offs
Other people have commented that trying to read the other ones first is like a bucket of cold water to the face
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