In Ash Fork, corporations actually are individuals, cloned from selected humans. Investor capital goes along with them in a separate body. And though Bergamo, as the only human to survive injection of DNA computers into his body, is the most powerful human in the world because of it, he still needs to stay connected to useful employment once in awhile. He has no bank, and has to store his wealth in his own body.

(Adapted as a reading from a 2007 Ash Fork vignette, ©Dan Lee)

Posted: Wed - March 18, 2009 at 03:26 PM