Nina Kiriki Hoffman. Futures in the Memories Market. (Year’s Best SF 16)

Originally in : Clarkesworld Magazine, #45, June 2010 (and still online) – so read it!

A nice little story that looks at the cost of giving up one’s memories – Geeta Tilrassen gives up her daily memory for the benefit of those who cherish her hyper-sensitivity which they themselves can experience through commercial memods. The story is told through one of her close companions, a bodyguard who has the opportunity to help her gain some measure of a sense of self in the face of her uncaring face of the company with whom she is under contract. But does he take that opportunity?

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