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Sing, My Murdered Darlings single work   short story  
Is part of Twinmaker Sean Williams , 2013 series - author novel
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Sing, My Murdered Darlings
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'It begins and ends with a flash of light, the last thing remembered by anyone using d-mat A flash of perfectly white light issuing from all eight corners of the booth that somehow doesn't leave an afterimage. People never talk about the last part, which is symptomatic of their willingness to ignore the discomfiting obvious. The flash of light is their final memory before they're torn into atoms. It's also the first thing they see when a perfect replica of their brain comes alive at the other end of their journey. However, what they think of as a single, near-instantaneous event is actually the beginning and end of a two-minute process that a philosopher much smarter than I once described as the most savage evisceration imaginable°. My darlings will endure much, provided they forget entirely afterwards. (Introduction) 
 

Notes

  • Epigraph: 'No procedure or time stands on its own, except death. Not the process or prelude to dying—but actual death, the most isolated and personnal act of human existence. —David John Williams, June 1994 
     

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Dreaming in the Dark Jack Dann (editor), Harrogate : PS Australia , 2016 9555105 2016 anthology short story Harrogate : PS Australia , 2016 pg. 3-16
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