4 thoughts on “In The Spotlight: Matthew FitzSimmons’ Constance

  1. What an interesting premise to have a clone investigate her own murder! The whole idea of cloning is a bit creepy so I can quite see how prejudice would develop. I’m not sure whether I’d fully consider a transplanted consciousness to be “human” myself, whether uploaded into a computer or into a clone. Doesn’t surprise me in the least that it would only be made available for the rich, though! The thought of our current bunch of rich people becoming immortal really puts the whole thing into the horror genre… 😉

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    1. I thought the premise was really interesting, too, FictionFan! And I know just what you mean about the whole cloning process. On the one hand, it is a real person’s consciousness. On the other, though, there’s a real question of just how ‘human’ a clone would be. Hmmm….It’s a philosophical and ethical set of issues that has certainly not been settled yet, and it makes me wonder whether we should perhaps think more about it than actually engage in cloning, at least now. And about the class difference? Absolutely! I wasn’t shocked at that, either. But I do think you have a good argument that cloning the super-rich really is a scaa-a-r-y prospect… 😉

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  2. Aarch, Margot you lost me at dystopian. Not my preferred kind of reading, though I have dipped my toes in the water before and no doubt will do again. It might be a while though.

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    1. Dystopian fiction isn’t for everyone, Col. I think it can be interesting if it’s done well, but it’s not usually a big part of my reading diet, either. Like you, I dip a toe in now and again.

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