“Tabula Rasa.” The words came from the other side of the white door. “She’s a blank slate. Everything has been completely wiped—like a newborn.”
“Is she dangerous?” The second voice was lower, clipped.
“I hardly think so,” answered the first voice, dismissively. “Not now, at any rate!” There was a short laugh. Then the door handle turned, and the woman lying on the white bed realised they were talking about her.
In Vera Loy’s second collection of science fiction stories, a woman wakes to discover she knows nothing– except how to kill; the latest version androids prove to be all too human; and humanity discovers that only women can explore deep space, and remain sane.
Splinters of Glass contains five short stories, each representing a different sci-fi sub-genre. Tabula Rasa (Spy-fi), Kate and Peter (Bardpunk), Immortality (Biopunk), To Boldly Go (Space Exploration), and Space Opera.
About the Author
After thirty years of working with the unemployed, coping with threats, tears and broken lives (and these were only from fellow staff), Vera Loy decided it was time to make her escape. And what better place to go than the world of regency romance? She started writing her first novel, Regency Masquerade, years ago, but put it aside due to work and family commitments. A couple of years ago, she dusted off the foolscap pages stored under her bed, finished the story and turned it into a book. Since then she has had a lot of fun writing short stories for various competitions. Splinters of Glass is her third collection of short stories. Vera Loy lives in Adelaide, Australia, with her family and two cats. In her spare time she enjoys fishing and visiting the many local wineries. You can visit her at - www.veraloywriter.com