“Technically you’re a parasite,” I shot back. “You implant fertilized eggs in the female uterus, a clone of yourself. You’re like a cuckoo, putting your egg inside another bird’s nest, forcing our women to raise your offspring, who will grow up to exploit other women. That’s parasitic.”
“Technically,” Daniel corrected without a hint of animosity, “we are exoparasitoids, and it’s not something we are ashamed of.”
Well, this is everything I've got, so far, so it might be a couple days before the next part of the story gets posted. Let me know what y'all think.
This is my contribution to the Singularity -vs- Science Fiction writing discussion here on Oort-Cloud.
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I've always been a fan of Hard Science Fiction myself (the kind of thing sometimes described as 'Science Fiction with bolts'). So I was happy to find HardSF.net, a web portal that focuses squarely on that subgenre:
The third part of Trojan Horse. I've got one more segment after this, after which it's time to finish the story I suppose. Hope you enjoy it :)
As always, criticism welcome, nay, encouraged.
The second part of Trojan Horse.
The first part of a story I've been working on for a bit. There's more of course, but I don't want to dump it all at once. I'll try and post a new segment every day or so.
'The Seed' is a short story I wrote a long time ago and published on the web last year, basically to serve as commentary in a blog discussion of God and the Singularity.
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April showers bring May flowers; sometimes they bring darker things as well...