Welcome back to another weekly scifi/fantasy snippet! I hope you enjoy it.
This week, I return to the second book titled ALONE IN PARADISE. Remember Anna taking over the ship’s computer and being offered the option of choosing an avatar? This snippet looks into her selection process.
A half-second passed before a short, middle-aged woman with brown hair tied into a bun on the back of her head displayed in full color in the middle of the bridge. She wore a long, black dress and, despite appearing old and plain, demonstrated some charm in her face.
The computer announced, “Marie Curie, Polish physicist. Born 7 November 1867. Died 4 July 1934. Achievements: Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 and in Chemistry in 1911. Only person in the 20th century to win Nobel Prizes in two sciences.”
Anna looked at Marie for a long moment, wondering if she would be comfortable with a scientist aboard her ship. At first, she thought it would be nice having an intelligent woman on board, but then remembered that she would only be accessing the information the ship’s computer had available to it.
“May I hear her voice?” Anna inquired.
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