The repercussions are the story. And I swear I always run out of imagination long before the world runs out of consequences.
It's the literature of testing to destruction.
Asimov's rejection today; revised the story and sent it back out. Printed out Worldwired and stuck it in a manuscript box to take to Comicon with me. Also put all my scribbled revision notes onto a narrow-ruled white pad. Only two handwritten pages of Things To Fix. They all look like expansions, though. Must tighten the narrative as much as possible on my way through, because I want to keep it as close to 110K as I can, and it stands just a little under right now.