Evolution's Darling by Scott Westerfeld

By Scott Westerfeld

"Does a clone have a soul?" Darling, an astronavigational keep an eye on unit and private significant other, achieves sentience and needs to understand. Now, two hundred years and a man-made physique later, he's off looking for a lifeless artist, a dwelling paintings, and the forces at the back of a secret that spans the universe. followed through a feminine murderer, he'll confront the Maker and get the reply.

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Not really," Rathere answered. "That was an accident. " Rathere told the story about the slow climb of the digits on the Turing meter, about the chopper and his money, his lead-lined box. Halfway through Rathere's tale, the woman made a carefully worded call. Despite the hospital staff's best intentions, the door behind which her father waited unaware was opened at exactly the wrong moment; Isaah turned to face Rathere as policemen surrounded and restrained him, and then the door whisked shut.

Not when. Not even who. That must have been one bad EM pulse, Doctor. Plane crash? Tach storm? " Another four hours later, Torvalli turns to the small, olive-skinned woman in dark-as-night clothes. "I can't believe it. They're the same. Exactly the same. " She crosses her legs, looks uncomfortable for a moment. "That's what we found as well. " "It's ghastly! He's been copied! It's almost as if he were mere code. Do you know what this means? " she interrupts. "Yes. Two point three-seven-five. Exactly the same.

The AI noted, modeled, and predicted the next reaction in the pattern of her pleasure, and a second later was surprised at the intensity of its own. Rathere ran her hands through the skein as if through a lover's tresses. She playfully pulled a few strands up to her mouth, tasting the metal tang of its exotic alloys. The strands tickled her tongue lightly, and a wet filament tugged from her mouth to trace a spiraling design around one nipple. Her mouth opened greedily to gather more of the skein.

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