"Patches"

Title"Patches"
Year for Search1996
AuthorsChoyce, Lesley [Willis](b. 1951)
Secondary TitleTrapdoor to Heaven: New Fiction
Pagination116-28
Date Published1996
PublisherQuarry Press
Place PublishedKingston, ON, Canada
KeywordsCanadian author, Male author, US author
Annotation

Computer controlled dystopia in which children are given knowledge through implants, which also removes their memories. As a result everyone is rational and equal. The story is about a group of students who remove their patches and their conversation with an android who, linked to the computer, cannot understand their choice.

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Author Note

The author (b. 1951) was born, raised, and educated in the U. S. and lives in Nova Scotia.

Full Text

1996 Choyce, Leslie [Willis] (b. 1951). “Patches.” In his Trapdoor to Heaven: New Fiction (Kingston, ON, Canada: Quarry Press, 1996), 116-28. PSt

Computer controlled dystopia in which children are given knowledge through implants, which also removes their memories. As a result everyone is rational and equal. The story is about a group of students who remove their patches and their conversation with an android who, linked to the computer, cannot understand their choice. The author was born, raised, and educated in the U. S. and lives in Nova Scotia.