In 2049, nobody can have kids. Well, almost nobody. And nobody knows why. So I’m a real rarity. A real girl. Most kids are just robots. Good enough to fool the maternal instinct. Good enough to stop the riots. Good enough to play with. Sometimes.
Vera Nazarian is a two-time Nebula Award Nominee, award-winning artist, and the author of the Cobweb Bride Trilogy and the Supernatural Jane Austen Series, in addition to numerous other novel-length and short works of fiction and fancy.