Friday, September 6, 2019

Personalized People, by Norman Spinrad


(SF) In a world where successful people can afford to genetically engineer their offspring, the narrator struggles to sell this service to couples who can’t make up their minds. (1,160 words; Time: 03m)

"Personalized People," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 09-10|19, published on by .

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Review: 2019.474 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: It’s an angle of personalized genomes I hadn’t considered before.

Con: This is a flash piece with no joke (and no surprise) at the end.

I’m not seeing why there would be much of a savings doing two kids at once.

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