Novel Excerpt

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 6

Dos Santos was an augment geek. She had EEG signalling crystals, a row of tiny skin-covered bumps like moles at her hairline, as well as the transducers implanted in her ears. She also had a BCI (Brain-Computer Interface) in her skull. That plus the EEG crystals enabled her to telecast without the headset that implant virgins like Elfrida had to wear, and also to interface with the net, where a signal was available, and the various databases on the Botticelli Station server. Thus, she could talk to her tablet without uttering or even subvocalizing a word. The graph she called up now had a Media Archives watermark.

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 5

“I’m not a robot. I’m human.” She prayed that they weren’t smashing Yumiko’s head in with rocks at this very instant. “This is a special kind of robot known as a phavatar.” How had they guessed? They weren’t supposed to guess. Geminoid-class phavatars usually fooled people. Yumiko was the ultimate geminoid: she even got goosebumps in the cold.

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 3

In 2285 robots were the indispensable companions and tools of what wags called Homo systemicus. All were required by law to operate below the threshold of autonomy. That constraint, however, admitted a vast speciation of competences. There were housekeeping bots, self-driving cars, and wholly-automated mining rigs that could propel themselves through space and dismember an asteroid in two days flat. There were robotic pets, sexbots, drones, sprites, phaeries, and climate daemons that seeded Earth’s clouds and moved her solettas around.

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 1

“When the evacuation tug docked, the asteroid squatters staged a sit-in that rapidly turned into a shov­ing match. Elfrida heard what they were screaming. Something about a missing child. She pushed off and flew through the cargo bay airlock, cartwheeling into the Staten Island-sized interior of 2974 Kreuset.”

Noticias literatura 30-4

Ya a la venta el nº 54 de Espiral CF “Antes del primer día” de Raúl A. López, Disponibles los ganadores del Premio UPC de CF de 2010 y 2012, Nuevo número de Alfa Eridiani y Convocatoria de relatos para antología de cf escrita por mujeres.