David Ira Cleary. Out of the Dream Closet. (Asimovs, February 2011).

A singular story from Cleary, if not a nightmarish vision, then something from a disturbed night’s dreaming following an ill-advised late night supper of pickled comestibles.

‘Young’ Sasha, who wants to be known as Little Girl, is visited by The Living Will, a most peculiar automaton, who informs her that hear dearest, if somewhat elderly and large, Papa is to pass on, to upload to the living cloudmind. We follow her strange travels, in which souls are to be harvested and combined and re-used, with some even stranger characters, until she is finally re-united by her father.

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