Some kinda weird synchronicity happening with me and this word.
I just read two books in a row that discussed homunculi (without my knowing in advance that they would), and now this post appears.
If I were superstitious, I’d think the universe was trying to tell me something; but I’m not, so I think it’s just a really weird coincidence.
=O_(ツ)_/O= (that’s supposed to be a shrug emoji with hands scaled to the amount of brain area they use - or something)
In case anyone’s interested, the two books were “Made Things” by Adrian Tchaikovsky, which is pretty much all about homunculi, and “Peripheral” by William Gibson, where a couple of the titular peripherals are referred to as homunculi.
It normally wouldn’t surprise me if one of the short stories in the book by Ted Chiang that I’m currently reading (“Exhalation”) deals with homunculi, as I do recall that one of the stories in his last collection did (coincidentally?), but if it does happen, I’m going to be more than a little freaked out.
Yep, just Googled it and “Seventy-Two Letters” is the short story by Chiang that deals with homunculi (collected in “Stories of Your Life and Others”).