the long way to a small and angry planet

by becky chambers

Jenks walked down the ramp to the underground tech district - or, as it was better known, the caves. At the entrance, an Aandrisk man with a stun gun sat on a stool near a multilingual sign. The text read:

The following items can cause harm to tech, bots, AIs, modded sapients and sapients using personal life support systems. Do not bring any of these items into the caves. If one or more of these items is implanted onto or within your body, deactivate it before entering;

At the bottom of the sign was a handwritten addendum, only in Klip:

Seriously, we are not fucking around.