Daniel Marcus. Albion upon the Rock. (Fantasy & Science Fiction Mar/Apr 2014)

fsf140304A story that upon reading it, sticks in the memory as being longer than it actually was.

It’s a half dozen pages long, but has a big compass, starting with an intelligence whose “name was a multi-dimensional index that spanned the region in spacetime occupied by his countless avatars”. Into his purview comes a generation starship, long, long into it’s voyage, it’s AI somewhat compromised. And on the starship the humans have reverted to an altogether more primeval existence.

Enough invention to fit a much longer story, and worth the read.

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