Sunday September 7, 2014
Book 15: Delegates and Delegation — Part II: Conflict


NARRATOR: Brain surgery, any minute now...

BUNNI: We'll begin by replacing your existing blood nannies with a suite that knows how to read from and write to your mind.

The memories planted by Doctor Dehaans and by Maury, the Morokweng A.I., will remain but they'll all be flagged so you'll know they're fake.

BUNNI: We then insert memories of real events, reconstructed via Sergeant Schlock's memories.

BUNNI: Think of them as creative non-fiction.  You'll remember them in the same way you remember watching a movie.

BREYA: But what about my real memories?  The ones Maury took?

BUNNI: We don't have those.  They might have been lost when the battleplate Morokweng was destroyed.

BREYA: Tell me about the physiological effects.

BUNNI: You're not getting the immortality package, if that's what you're asking.

BUNNI: Not yet.  Not until you've made a decision.

Nobody gets it unless everybody can have it.

BREYA: Right, but that's not what I'm asking.  This treatment... is it safe?

BUNNI: I received the exact treatment I'm going to administer to you.

BREYA: That's not the same as "this is perfectly safe."

BUNNI: It is safe in the same way that receiving an eye-opening four-year education is safe.

BREYA: Which means it could turn me into a completely different person.

BUNNI: I said "eye-opening," not "binge drinking."