Kara’s colony ship spent over a century to reach its new world, carrying thousands of humans in the form of DNA samples and digital consciousness. When the ship awakened her, the first thing it told her was that the ship’s artificial wombs had been destroyed in journey, meaning the colonists couldn’t be revived. The next thing the AI told her, was that it had spent the rest of the voyage devising a workaround for the lack of artificial wombs. And she wasn’t going to like it.
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