Sunday, May 11, 2008

Julie Bailue's "Egg Sharing" (flash fiction, science fiction, free): Near future implications of sperm or egg donation

Two strangers uncomfortably share breakfast at a table in a restaurant; then go their separate ways. "They do not know they share a mother, Caroline, a woman so eager to have a baby she volunteered for the then-revolutionary egg-sharing scheme." One was naturally born; other through egg donation in a family unknown to genetic mother.

Scene of uncomfortable table sharing is so familiar to every Bombay suburban commuter who stops by at an Udupi joint!

Fact sheet.

First published: AntipodeanSF, #110 (July/August 2007).
Rating: A
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Added to my best of the year 2007 list.