(sound of booth operating)
Turner: "Clair? That was . . . unexpected."
Clair/Mallory: "I'll say. You're not supposed to be here."
Turner: "Where am I supposed to be, then?"
Turner: "That would be better for everyone . . . except me, of course."
Clair/Mallory: "I guess Q couldn't break parity after all-but all's not lost. There's another way."
Turner: "What's happened to your nose, Clair? It looks different."
Clair/Mallory: "It feels . . . smaller."
(sound of hammering at the door)
Clair/Mallory: "Fill your pockets with grenades, Turner. It's time for some direct action."
Turner: "They're mines, too. Three settings, see? Immediate, timer and motion-triggered."
Clair/Mallory: "That's handy."
Turner: "We'll make a terrorist of you yet, Clair Hill."
(sound of hammering grows louder)
Clair/Mallory: "I'm beautiful."
(sound of door opening)
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113 (Twinmaker)Science Fiction
A post-scarcity world transformed by free, instantaneous travel should be paradise, but nothing is ever as it seems. When an ordinary girl uses Improvement, a meme promising a complete physical makeover by little more than wishing for it, she brings...