Today is my 43rd birthday. Because I like to give party favors when I throw a shindig and can’t have an actual birthday party today, I’d like to offer you a virtual party favour.
This is my novella “Kiss Me Twice,” which appeared in Asimov’s magazine in the June 2011 issue.
Edited to add: Hurrah! This was just nominated for a Nebula which is just amazing. For a full list of Nebula nominees visit, sfwa.org
Kiss Me Twice
by Mary Robinette Kowal
A group of trendy-somethings milled outside the police line, clearly torn between curiosity and the need for a caffeine fix at the coffee shop next door. Scott Huang glanced to the corner of his VR glasses where the department AI hovered. “I guess murder trumps coffee, huh?”
Metta, currently wearing the face of Mae West, lowered her voice to the star’s husky range. “I take my coffee black, like my heart.”
“You don’t have a heart.”
“Then I take my coffee black, like my processor.”
“Nice.” Huang grinned at her. She customized her interface for all the officers on the force, but tended toward silver screen starlets with Huang. Her Diamond Lil was pretty special though; she’d even gone black and white for the occasion. Continue reading ›