I’m writing the Glossary of Terms that goes at the back of the novel.


Slang for the field of confusion created by cloakcraft (See Cloakcraft). Slaze is most often generated by technical means, such as a Blanky, (See Blanky) used to erase the recordings of public cameras, the use of a Nibbler (See Nibbler) to block personal identification on the Feed, or the use of devices that scramble facial recognition efforts, like spoofing glasses that swap one person’s face for another. It can also be used to describe efforts at conceptual confusion, such as gaslighting, disinformation efforts, and bullshit, to use a quaint old term.