Six wakes by mur lafferty

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six wakes by mur lafferty

Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty

A space adventure set on a lone ship where the clones of a murdered crew must find their murderer -- before they kill again.

It was not common to awaken in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood.

At least, Maria Arena had never experienced it. She had no memory of how she died. That was also new; before, when she had awakened as a new clone, her first memory was of how she died.

Marias vat was in the front of six vats, each one holding the clone of a crew member of the starship Dormire, each clone waiting for its previous incarnation to die so it could awaken. And Maria wasnt the only one to die recently...
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Every clone makes regular mindmaps of their memories and after they die, a new youthful body is cloned from their DNA and the mindmap copied into it. Many clones have hundreds of years worth of memories they carry with them as though they have lived a single long life. The practice of cloning is not accepted by everyone, especially religious groups, many of which consider clones to be soulless abominations, and there have been violent conflicts about cloning practices. And what better use for clones than to crew a starship? Equip the ship with a cloning bay and mindmapper, and a crew of six can staff a starship that would require a generation ship with much heavier infrastructure with an uncloned human crew. But, something has gone terribly wrong.

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Like the Oscar, the Nebula is voted on by the professional peers of the award nominees—members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Add to Bag. Like those strictures imprinted upon artificial minds, the clone codicils are dry, legalistic sentences—the kind of things you just know are going to be bent, broken, and spindled in the course of the novel. So too, with genre fiction, but with robots and clones—the opening lines give the reader a path to the narrative. One opening of Six Wakes gives us the dry legalese, the theoretical ethical framework of these clones and their lives. The other, where the prose kicks in, will muss that up with hard reality, and the indivisible complication of personality. Around her new body, she can make out dark red floating globules of blood, and beyond that morbid curtain, what must be the floating corpses of the crew of the Dormire , her own previous incarnation included.

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Sound struggled to make its way through the thick synth- amneo fluid. Her reluctance at her own rebirth reminded her where she was, and who she was. She grasped for her last backup. There they had done their first backup on the ship. Maria must have been in an accident or something soon after, killing her and requiring her next clone to wake. Maria finally opened her eyes. She tried to make sense of the dark round globules floating in front of her vat, but it was difficult with the freshly cloned brain being put to work for the first time.

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