Friday, October 26, 2018

Shed Skin by Robert J Sawer

Oh.  Wow!

This story did not go where I thought it would.  How surprising.  Perfect.  Dark.

It's the old trope -  human consciousness uploaded to a robot body.  As always the question arises as to what to do with the original?

In this story the consciousness is copied, not transferred, once done there are essentially two of the same person, one machine the other biological.

This brings up the idea of legality - who is the "person" under the law?  What must it be like to be the one with no rights, no future, other than existence.

This was a tremendous story no wonder it was under consideration for many prizes.

A spectacular read.

Highly, highly recommended.

The original book this story was published in.

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