By Timothy Zahn
In this new ebook by way of the writer of Blackcollar and the number 1 New York Times–bestselling Heir to the Empire, Timothy Zahn imagines a know-how which can regulate our notion of existence and demise forever
For Dr. Adrian Sommers, a break up moment of using whereas distracted results in tragedy—and obsession. His family members destroyed, he devotes his whole being to constructing Soulminder, a expertise that would have kept his son as he wavered at the fringe of demise. Sommers's imaginative and prescient is to trap a loss of life person's lifestyles essence and carry it competently in stasis whereas physicians heal the physique from damage or sickness. Years of experimentation eventually result in success—but those that realize Soulminder's probabilities shortly corrupt its unique inspiration to pursue harmful new frontiers: body-swapping, obstruction of justice, extortion, and maybe even immortality.
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When the filaments were thick enough, they sculpted a simulation of the amazons' garment, grasping and shaping Rathere's growing breasts with a tailor's attention to detail, employing the AI's encyclopedic knowledge of her anatomy. Rathere grasped what was happening instantly, almost as if she had expected it. As women from various regiments passed, the minder pointed out the differences in the yaw and pitch of their aureoles, which varied by rank and unit, and explained the possibilities. Rathere winced a little at some of the adjustments, but never complained.
The visible portion was a kind of eye-stalk, cutting the surface like the dorsal fin of a dolphin breaking into the air. Isaah was here to steal their stories. He was a scoop. " Rathere asked. "That's for your father to decide," the AI answered. " This sort of mildly recursive loop had once frustrated the AI's conversational packages. Rathere's speech patterns were those of a child younger than her years, the result of traveling among obscure, Outward worlds with only her taciturn father and the AI for company.
Completing the six orders of magnitude between meter and micrometer. Next to the final detail box a cross-section of human hair floated for scale, as bloated and gnarled as some blackly diseased tree. " she whispered. A slight intake of breath, a softening of her eyes' focus, a measurable quantity of adrenalin in her bloodstream were all noted. Indicators of her simple awe: that a distance could be so small, a creature so slow. "About half that, actually," said the voice in her head. " She eyed the stone creature again, a look of triumph on her face.