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Petrol-powered booster-boots

I figure most of you have read Accelerando by Charles Stross*. Remember Spring-Heeled Jack and his rocket boots? Stross didn’t just make them up out of thin air, you know – they were a genuine invention, a product of Cold War Russia’s military technology industry that never made it into large-scale production. Pity, that – I’d quite like a pair.

*If you’ve not read Accelerando yet, what the hell are you waiting for? It’s not like you can’t download it for free with the author’s blessing or anything …