Tales from the Perseus Arm Vol. 2
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Featuring Wavelength, read at the Belfast Book Festival 2014
The whole point of NeuRIS is that nobody dies. A state-of-the-art simulation programme, NeuRIS is designed to test the limits of human endurance without endangering human life. But a group calling itself Breath of Life insist that a programme designed specifically to explore the mechanisms of pain is inherently unethical, and they have a few ideas about the best way to make their voice heard. The night that a bomb takes out NeuRIS' memory banks, its developer, Dr Amy Grant, finds herself confronted by a man with a gun who wants her to shut the system down. But Amy knows NeuRIS inside out and back to front, and she knows that, no matter what it looks like, NeuRIS can't actually feel pain - it simulates a pain signal and translates it into binary data that can be measured, tested and recorded.