By Weston Ochse
PK Dick Meets William Gibson
In the 12 months 2040, the area has ultimately completed the fitting merging of human and computer by way of constructing a style wherein the pc has direct integration into the mind. known as own Ocular units, or PODS, the interface matches over the attention feeding details without delay alongside the optic nerve into the mind, permitting minds and pcs to turn into one.
But no longer for Rebecca Mines who has been held in solitary confinement for the final twenty years. Arrested lower than the 2002 Patriot Act as a cyber-terrorist for unleashing a application known as Velvet Dogma, her parole restricts entry to all pcs and all however the easiest of machines. even supposing the govt remains to be anxious that she'll resume her past career, Rebecca desires not anything greater than to discover a spot to exist in peace. She has a lifestyles to reside, and two decades of non-public stagnation from which to get better.
But she discovers that issues have replaced dramatically considering that she’s been in legal. not just is organ robbery sanctioned, yet all of her organs have already been levied to the top bidder. No does she promise the pass judgement on that she’ll be a law-abiding citizen, then she reveals herself at the run from not just chinese language Black Hearts, desirous to confiscate her organs, however the gurus who become aware of that they’ve permit her out too soon.
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Chapter 3 "Andy Hoke! " Her wide eyes appraised him as he stood a full head taller than her. " Six feet tall, slim muscular build, brown hair and brown eyes, Andy had been David's best friend since her brother's twelfth birthday. Inseparable like conjoined twins, they'd played, watched TV, read comics, and gotten into trouble together. And boy had they been entrepreneurs of trouble. Even in the least likely places, they'd find a way to do something requiring a quick and powerful response from their parents.
It's not rust. It's ochre," she said. "Then rust is the color of ochre," Rebecca snapped, but as soon as she said it, she regretted it. This time Kumi's smile completely fell. Sometimes Rebecca could be her own worst enemy. "Listen," she said, "I'm sorry. The stress of everything, you know? " "Reintroduction," Kumi corrected. " Rebecca stepped over to the table and snatched up the scanner that Kumi had left on the table. " Rebecca stared stone-faced. So it's going to be that way, she thought. "The numbers assigned to my organs.
Chapter 4 Dressed in a light grey jump suit with a black utility belt at the waist, the policeman waited for traffic to thin before he stepped into the street. Like so many of the people she'd seen, a pod covered his left eye. But where it seemed almost a fashion statement on the others, on this symbol of governmental authority the pod gave him an inhuman cyclopean appearance. He pointed his black gloved hand at the traffic light which immediately switched to red. " "Proxemics. That woman Kumi probably has a proximity dampener.
Velvet Dogma by Weston Ochse