Saturday August 31, 2002
Book 2: The Teraport Wars — The Teraport Wars


Narrator: Today's moral dilemma: What do you do with the clone of a convicted murderer?
Europa Judge: Mister Skarosh, the reopening of your case presents us with a fascinating precedent.
Steve Skarosh: Hey, you already executed me once! The law says you can't try me for the same crime twice.
Europa Judge: You're right. We can't try you again.
Europa Judge: The record states, however, that we sentenced your clone to death on each of the two counts against you. since you were 'gate-cloned' after your commission of vehicular homicide, the conviction and the sentance can be justly applied to you.
Europa Judge: We can't try you a second time, but we can kill you again.
Steve Skarosh: But...
Europa Judge: Oh, and you used up all your appeals the first time around, sorry.
Narrator: See how easy that was?