Mari Ness. And the Hollow Space Inside. (Clarkesworld Magazine #65, February 2012)

Humans being uploaded and living an entirely cerebral existence as a ship’s brain are well-established sfnal tropes. Ness effects a tropic inversion, by having hollow humans (those born with major brain defects) having technology inserted into them, to help humanity reach out for the stars. A neat touch, and touching, as the story is seen through the parents of one child who was lost to them at birth.

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