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.
Anna Kashina is a Russian-born fantasy author of the Arabian-style “Spirits of the Ancient Sands” series (silver medalist in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year contest, and “The Majat Code” series upcoming from Angry Robot in 2014.