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Totaled: A Near-future Sci-fi Short

Totaled: A Near-future Sci-fi Short

30.9K Reads 700 Votes 3 Part Story
Kary English By KaryEnglish Completed

Neuroscientist Margaret Hauri has two children to raise, and she's on the cusp of a scientific breakthrough. 

There's just one problem.

She's dead.

Length: 5,000 words, a short story
Genre: near future hard SF, drama
Market: written for adults (no sex, no violence, mild/moderate profanity)

TOTALED originally appeared in the July, 2014, issue of Galaxy's Edge. It was later nominated for the 2015 Hugo Award.

TheDerpyDisaster TheDerpyDisaster 6 days ago
His first name? I guess you could say he wants them to... Leavitt out when they're talking to him. (Bad pun I know)
At first, I thought this was a typo. Now I see what you'rw going for. Very clever. :)
michaelallantrevino michaelallantrevino May 16, 2016
Incredible read! I always applaud sci-fi short story writers for building convincing worlds in such tight quarters, all while spinning a story that packs the impact of a novel! I think this one will stick with me.
taefthobie taefthobie Feb 05
I  speak Spanish , but this appear in my recommends 💕 so , I'm going to read it.
gregwheeler gregwheeler Jan 28
Great story. Your use of point of view is amazing and I really loved the characterisation. Considering the brain had no physical form, you done an amazing job to empathize with her. Amazing work!
thescififan thescififan Nov 20, 2016
Already, at this point, your writing outclasses any of the sci fi I've read on this site. Granted I've only been here a few weeks and read less than a dozen stories, but thought I'd say it anyway. What a difference having editors and not being a teen makes ;)