This weeks installment of Sci Phi Journal is the wonderful story, You Pretty Thing by Australian Author Lee Battersby. It is read by Rick Stringer of the variant Frequencies Podcast. I hope you like it.The basic thesis is that a man has developed a plan to cheat death:
“This,” he said, indicating his body. “A clone, created from genetically manipulated junk stock. Download myself into it via a brain transplant at the point of death.”The questions you are invited to discuss in the comments are
“Not in my brain.” He tapped the side of his head. “All my memories, all my experiences. I’m me. The body is just a vessel.”
“Except I have to prove it. Beyond reasonable doubt.”
I Do you think Rhodes has managed to achieve immortality ?The story is available in available in a variety of sound, text, and palm reader formats.
II Is this really still Jonathan Rhodes ?
III Does the test prove that ?