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The story behind the story: First date with the Hive

This week, Futures is delighted to welcome Gretchen Tessmer with her story First date with the Hive. Gretchen is an attorney and writer based in northern New York in the borderlands between the US and Canada. You can keep up to date with her activities by following her on Twitter. Here she reveals the inspiration behind her latest tale — as ever, it pays to read the story first.

Writing First date with the Hive

I’m intrigued by the notion that our brains are organic supercomputers and there’s a community server/shared network out there that we might access … if only we had the wi-fi password.

It would be cool, right?  And just think about all the time we’d save by no longer having to analyse the deeper meaning behind casual phrases such as “it’s nice to meet you” or “hope to see you never”.

Apologies for the cliffhanger at the end.  If it makes you feel any better, I’d like to think that my Wendy-girl will be able to access the master Andromedan server against all odds and save the day.  She certainly has a better shot than President What’s-His-Name.

Also, the number Dash is thinking of is 42.  As I’m sure you are aware, the answer to life, the Universe and everything is 42.


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