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    The idea for this story sparked while I was listening to Sean Williams give an hour-long talk about matter transmitters, in which he discussed some of the moral and philosophical implications of being "beamed up" - fascinating concepts that far surpassed anything I'd ever thought of while watching Star Trek. While "Surfacing" is, ultimately, not a matter transmitter story, it explores some of the problems this form of transport highlights: what happens to the "real us" when people dematerialise? What is lost each time we come apart? What remains?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Dragons of the Night
    EditorsNick Gevers
    Place of PublicationEast Yorkshire, England
    PublisherPS Publishing
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)1848639783, 9781848639782
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Publication series

    NamePostscripts Anthology
    PublisherPS Publishing


    • Creative writing
    • Speculative fiction
    • Short stories


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