What if the Emancipation Proclamation included freedom for automata with souls?
In the world of the Shadow Conspiracy, where the human soul has proven to be measurable and transferable to an automaton, the question arises: is the robot a person?
The Emancipation Proclamation of January 1863 freed all the slaves in the states in rebellion against the Federal Government. What if that same document freed ensouled automata as well?
This third volume of the Shadow Conspiracy has seven stories that examine the question of humanity. We take you from an observation hot air balloon above the siege of Vicksburg to the soul-grinding Battle of the Crater, from simple farm folk who call themselves Friends, to the mysticism of Marie Laveau and Voudon. Our award winning authors ask the age-old question of what makes us human, what is the nature of slavery, and who deserves freedom? Only you can provide the answers.
Table of Contents:
INTRODUCTION, by Brenda W. Clough and Phyllis Irene Radford
PART I: BECOMING HUMAN
Among Friends, by Deborah J. Ross
Until We Are All Free, by Nancy Jane Moore
PART II: THE MACHINES
Mr. Lincoln’s Elephant, by Brenda W. Clough
The Crater, by Pati Nagle
A Need for Expanded Abilities of a Discreet Nature, by Patricia Burroughs
PART III: HUMANITY
Secundus, by Brenda W. Clough
Weapon of Mass Destruction, by Phyllis Irene Radford
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