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Postcards From The Future #7

This month’s postcard from the future comes from a 23rd century medical practitioner…  * My area of speciality is the old, or Senetics as we call it, a word which will be unfamiliar to you people of the past, if … Continue reading

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An Android Wakes Part 4 : The Locust Wife

Her chest rises and falls marking out time with the movement of air, muscle: the unbidden will to live. Before her the door is bricked in, the window boarded and sealed, the old lime wall drunk on carbon dioxide. Around … Continue reading

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An Android Wakes Part 3 : Paper Bullion

High above the barricade a flock of mockingbirds marked out a halo to the urban sprawl. Ripples of static on two-way radios mingled with the hum of traffic circling the cordoned off area. Then silence for a moment as everything … Continue reading

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Postcards From The Future #5

This month’s postcard from the future comes from a 23rd century archaeologist…  * I was keen to get involved when I heard about this project and I hope they use my postcard as one of the ones they send back … Continue reading

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Diary of a Neobody – July 2nd, 2112

Hello diary. I won. There’s no other way to put it. Of course, it was nearly a week and a half ago now, so you’d think that I’d have been able to express in words exactly how it felt. And … Continue reading

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Diary of a Neobody – June 19th, 2112

Hello diary. This last week has been strange. I met some of my creators. And not just the people who devised the emotion chip – a couple of the engineers who designed my ‘brain’ made appearances as well.

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Diary of a Neobody – June 11th, 2112

Hello diary. I meant to do my entries last week as usual, but was dragged into a sudden whirlwind of activity around my case: I expected the hearing would be months down the line, but apparently, when your suit might … Continue reading

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Postcards From The Future #4

This month’s postcard from the future seems to come from somebody a little less (or more?) than human… * They suggested I take part in the Postcard To The Past project, only they should have left me more time because … Continue reading

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An Android Wakes Part 2 : To Kill a Bird

The thud is the first thing I hear as my ‘system reboots’ – although I prefer to say as I wake up – although of course not out aloud, no need to call undue attention to myself.       Downstairs the white … Continue reading

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Diary of a Neobody – May 28th, 2112

Hello diary. As I was told and expected, the proceedings for the prosecution of the drunk driver from the other week were as quick as they were simple. The city’s prosecutors had a number of witnesses, as well as my … Continue reading

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