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.
Don Sakers is the author of the Scattered Worlds Mosaic series. He’s explored the thoughts of sapient trees, brought Carmen Miranda’s ghost to Space Station 3, and beaten the “Cold Equations” scenario. His book review column appears in Analog.