Third loop around Engineering
no sign of loose wire
or suicide plaque
yet the ship insisted both were there so
the body kept moving
ignoring the AH-bot cleaning the spanner box
and a little further on found Charlie
who said the loose wire wasn’t that loose anymore
she’d fixed it with Asami’s help, over on Deck Twenty-Seven an hour ago.
‘Where is she now?’
‘I’m going to the Arka Room, you should come too.’
‘Best seat’s by the port window.’
Body backed off and hit the wall and when it turned I saw a poster saying
SAVE ALL AH-BOTS YA-BOTS EK-BOTS
EVEN THE GLIB ONES
and to the left lay the snacks table
Sadia and Juana on top, hugging each other, Nick nearby reading Neuro-Maker
pair of floating yellow eyes
Lyotard, Yosh & Baudrillard
everyone watching my form and field and
a voice behind, Asami the Tease, keep going, keep going, keep
‘All of it, Keni, get it in, deeper.’
Vaguely knowing what she meant, I looked down and saw a fifteen-inch dick that was ostensibly attached to my body, pole-hard, going in and out of a pink mannequin’s cunt
fingers stuck in the
‘Armitage announced an eighty-hour stay in Zion. Molly and Case would practice in zero gravity, he said, and acclimatize themselves to working in it.’
The words were both smooth and bizarro, fitting with the blur of slipstream Id and beginnings of the hostel room reforming around me.
I closed one eye. Opened the other.
The neon was gone, thank gods, and so was Lexi.
Replaced by canned audio.
‘He’d found him curled like a cat on a thin pad of temperfoam, naked, apparently asleep, his head orbited by a revolving halo of small, white geometric forms, cubes, spheres, and pyramids.’Continue reading