Inflections (#SFFSAT)

So, Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday: a mouthful, a blog hop, a hive mind of the most geek-tastic brains out there. Some guidelines, a little welcome:

Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. On the surface, it’s a web ring of authors who post snippets of their work for comment. In reality, it’s a close-knit group of friends and colleagues working together to support and encourage one another and promote the science fiction and fantasy genres.

– JC Cassels, 2012

Restrictions

  1. Absolutely no erotica or explicit content. This ring is for all ages to read. This is the founding reason for this ring, and any diversions will be removed from the final list on Saturday.
  2. Length of snippets:
    • Prose: 4 – 10 sentences.
    • Poetry: 4 – 10 lines.
  3. Any and all comments on the authors’ work are welcome, but please take care to keep them constructive.

I’ve been sharing snippets from a wip called Human: a tale about a detective who meets an android named Adelyn X. And can’t get her out of his head, which leads to trouble, of course.

I have also started sharing Young Gods, a YA wip about its namesake.

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Today I’m sharing more of Human. Last time we met, Dr. Hart (who Jack and Adelyn believe has some answers for them about who Adelyn is…and what she is) was just explaining that the Ten (ten androids, one of which Adelyn is) was simply a way for Anitech (company responsible for Adelyn) to do human trials without humans. Jack asked why human trials. Now, we hear from Hart again.

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“Why do you think?” Geoffrey cringed when Adelyn narrowed her eyes at his sarcasm. “God, she’s quick. She picks up the tiniest inflections, huh?” He pressed his hands to his wound again. “Can I get a towel?”

“After you’re done explaining, you can have whatever you want.”

Through gritted teeth, Geoffrey pressed on. “They needed to do human trials because they’re going to use the picotech on humans.”

What humans?”

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Oh, come on, Jack. You know which humans. (All of them.) But we’ll hear more next week.

Until then: more snippets!

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21 thoughts on “Inflections (#SFFSAT)

  1. Anitech – great name. Picotech – just the name makes me curious. I’ve always been a fan of nano-tech and I get a feel this is a variation of that and really – how cool is that. I also love the number ten for the androids – for some reason it makes me think of Ten Little Indians. Can I get on your pre-order list?

    1. Funny–I started with nanotechnology and thought what would the next thing be called? The smaller thing? Pico. Thank you for the compliments. I thought ten had a great symmetry. :) You’re definitely on my preorder list. <3

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