I don't have a strong preference myself on this one. I'm looking for ideas.
This also reminds me of someone who said she loved cyberpunk because it had the best toys. The depressing societies which spoiled the fun for me didn't even register with her.
In Heavy Weather by Sterling , I admit I was very fond of the little helicopter for flying into giant tornadoes (do I remember correctly?), and I'm a bit more willing to believe that a high tech society with a water shortage is possible.
 Not to be confused with Mother of Storms by John Barnes, which makes me wince every time clathrates are mentioned.
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