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Portal 2212: Part 1

Written By: Thadd Evans
Published by: Devine Destinies
ISBN #:978-1-55487-949-6
Series: Portal # 1
Word Count:21353
Page Count: 120
Heat Level:
Price: $3.99
Available in: Adobe Acrobat, Palm DOC/iSolo, Microsoft Reader, Hiebook, HTML, Mobipocket, Rocket, Epub, Sony PDF, Sony LRF

    Next to LR2, several feet above the floor, a 3 D holographic replica of PRG, her supine figure, materialized. Much to my surprise, the replica’s skin began sagging, the results of aging. In an instant, the replica turned to dust.

    PRG scowled. “I don’t want to grow old that fast.”

    LR2’s tiny mouth got bigger. “This is only a simulation, a teaching tool that shows what would have happened if you used the old chambers. Because the device’s neural networks were outdated, microtubules, micron size structures within your cytoskeleton, were adapting slowly.

    So we created new chambers. As a result, every one of you will live longer. Unfortunately, because you are the first humans IN5 has ever encountered, I can’t tell when you will die of old age.”

    Greg tapped his fingers against his teeth. “That was an extremely detailed replica. Is it based on x-rays and Doppler imaging?”

    Near the bottom of LR2’s forehead, floating point numbers moved across a screen. “No. After discovering that those modes alone don’t provide enough accurate information, IN5’s software decided to use absorption spectropy, a instrument that can detect the sound of turbulent blood, a beating heart, cell division and every sound the human body makes, all the time, not intermittently.”

    Darius and his friends, occupants aboard an alien space ship, one these cloned humans landed on when they were infants, is headed for an unknown destination.

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