Why Live To be or not to be the woman I was engineered to be That s the question third generation clone Kai Lee Fox can t help asking herself And it s all Ella Fitzgerald s fault For than four hundred years

  • Title: Why Live?
  • Author: Kathy Disanto
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  • Page: 343
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  • To be, or not to be, the woman I was engineered to be That s the question third generation clone Kai Lee Fox can t help asking herself And it s all Ella Fitzgerald s fault.For than four hundred years, all aboard the star cruiser Janus has been sweetness and light Thanks to advanced techniques and a flawless educational system, life goes on and on and on for To be, or not to be, the woman I was engineered to be That s the question third generation clone Kai Lee Fox can t help asking herself And it s all Ella Fitzgerald s fault.For than four hundred years, all aboard the star cruiser Janus has been sweetness and light Thanks to advanced techniques and a flawless educational system, life goes on and on and on for the five hundred souls a.k.a the Quingenti who bolted Earth when the Global Assembly refused to legalize human cloning It was only meant to be a temporary fix, after all, a stop gap strategy adopted while science struggles to conquer the Known Span, that one hundred twenty year mortality threshold everybody reaches, but nobody crosses.Who knew six lousy words could trigger a rebellion Especially words as apparently harmless as, There was only one Ella Fitzgerald But the words no sooner leave Kai s mouth when the light goes on and the trouble begins Before long the same truth that rocked her world makes itself known to a handful of others, and at least one of them doesn t have the sense to keep quiet.When Dr Ke Ling Yan, the Colony s lead geneticist and a member of the ruling Council, notifies his colleagues of his intention to move for the abolition of cloning, the mild mannered Quingenti reveal themselves as anything but Believing Ke Ling is the only catastrophically imbalanced citizen, the Council opts for containment via the Alpha Genesis Option.Think microchip, implanted in every colonist s brain Think excruciating, in extremis, involuntary intervention that wipes the mental hard drive, leaving a zombie ready and willing to be reprogrammed, and you have the general idea.But word gets out before the mind police can make their move, and Ke Ling takes containment completely off the table with a shockingly public suicide and a ship wide broadcast designed to open everyone s eyes In no time at all, the life aboard the Janus morphs into an interstellar witch hunt Every secret will be exposed, every non compliant mind raped.Will Kai Lee and her friends be able to hang onto the new lives they ve found Where do you run when you re on a space ship millions of miles from nowhere, and the hounds are closing in

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    1. Kai-Lee is an historian who we meet when she is depressed after a profound realisation about the meaning of life. In a universe that is an endless cycle, where everything is recycled, "ideas, trends, fashions, political movements, and of course mistakes", people themselves are not; making history not only about every single person who ever lived, but dependent on each life lived.So each life, no matter how ordinary and insignificant in the grand scheme of things, can have a profound effect on hu [...]

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