Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Split Signal, by Joel Richards

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(Mind Uploading) Is an uploaded personality a legal person? Is it kidnapping to make a copy? Is it murder if the original hires a hit man to target the copier? (6,953 words; Time: 23m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"Split Signal," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 01-02|17, published on by .

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Pro: Dorsey gets the goods on Naylor, Beard gets rights as a person, and Dorsey and Phillip even manage a relationship.

Con: The dialogue is impossible to believe. A person does not meet a lawyer for the first time and the two of them start talking about her ability use her looks to deceive men. Nor does the lawyer volunteer information about his clients’ sexual activities. During the court scenes, it defies all belief that the judge brushes off Dorsey’s kidnapping of Naylor and Beard’s vow to have Naylor killed.

The "sexuality infodump" in which Dorsey's assets are discussed at exhaustive length detracts from the story.

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