“Phantom Limb” by Reiko Scott

How would the Ship of Theseus problem apply to a person getting cybernetic upgrades? This story asks that question—literally—a few times, and a topic that usually pulls me in.

No exceptions here.

What stands out for me, though, is the addition of family. The contrast of the typical internal question of “who am I” with the external reality of how people treat you. How some of the closest people treat you. And not just with the often used binary of accept/reject, but with the nuance of supportive family who still have trouble accepting who you’ve become.

I poked around online and couldn’t find any other stories from Scott, but I’m eager for more.

Check out “Phantom Limb” over at Book Smugglers.

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