Short Story by Maureen F. McHugh
Fleeing an empty future in the Nekropolis, twenty-one-year-old Hariba has agreed to have herself “jessed,” the technobiological process that will render her subservient to whomever has purchased her service.
Published: September 2001
Author: Maureen F. McHugh
Genre: Speculative fiction
Nominations: Nebula Award for Best Novelette, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel