I Was Present At The Birth


James Oswald


Deep in the bowels of the mysterious hospital, something is awakening. A new life, intelligent and sellf-aware. But has it come too soon for its own good?



The second in the ill-fated drones series of short stories. I Was Present At The Birth explores the questions posed in the first tale and introduces us to the other main character of the series - Milin ha hep Whin. Milin is a child prodigy - artificial intelligence evolved from simple elevator control feedback mechanisms in less than nine cycles. No other drone has reached sentience so quickly, not even the legenday Arctrin Benzooit. But can a drone so rushed into consciousness ever hope to fit in?



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