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.
David D. Levine is the author of over fifty published SF and Fantasy stories. His work has appeared in markets including Asimov’s, Analog, and F&SF and has won or been nominated for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and Campbell.