“And You Shall Know Her By The Trail Of Dead” by Brooke Bolander

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Rhye is a synthetic, a creation of wires and circuits, as is Rack, who helps her after a deathmatch gone wrong. She's tough, likes to pretend she has no heart or feelings, but when a Mobster blows Rack's brains out, she knows this isn't true. Now she must be hooked up to the data circuit and go inside to rescue the consciousness of the Mobster's kid in order to try to find Rack's consciousness and bring him back to his body.

And You Shall Know Her By The Trail Of Dead

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About the Author
Brooke Bolander is a chaos-sowing trickster girl of indeterminate employment, half-tornado, half-writer. Originally from the deepest, darkest regions of the southern US, she attended the University of Leicester from 2004 to 2007 studying History and Archaeology and is a graduate of the 2011 Clarion Writers’ Workshop at UCSD. She enjoys loud music, peaty scotch, drawings that move, and anything pumpkin-flavored you might happen to have on hand. Her short fiction has previously appeared in Reflection’s Edge, Strange Horizons, and Lightspeed.
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