Saturday August 31, 2002
Book 2: The Teraport Wars
Epilogue: Send in the Clones


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?