A 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.
More from this issue here.