Ann Leckie has published short stories in Subterranean Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Realms of Fantasy. Her story “Hesperia and Glory” was reprinted in Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition edited by Rich Horton. Ann has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, and a recording engineer. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband, children, and cats. You can find her at www.annleckie.com and on Twitter at @Ann_Leckie.
by Ann Leckie
If science fiction has taught us nothing else, it’s taught us that emotion and cognition are separate — maybe even mutually exclusive — things. In order to be really, truly super smart, we need to remove or repress those silly, irrational emotions of ours. If we can do that, if we can free ourselves of emotion and sentiment, we can be as brilliantly logical as Mr. Spock.
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