Brooks Peck. With Folded RAM. (Asimovs September/October 2015)

asimovs1510114A four-pager that covers a lot of territory in a not particularly convincing manner. On an orbiting spaceship two crew members find that a new ship’s AI has just gone way beyond the level of independent thought and action it was intended to achieve. And, closing in on them are a group of desperate terrorists/revolutionaries.

I wouldn’t have put this down as an Asimovs-quality story – probably two or three tiers down the publishing pyramid to be honest. There’s no characterisation, only a sketchy background, and the two elements of the story appear almost arbitrarily thrown together.

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