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Alex Livingston

OK, Google: Ken Liu’s “The Perfect Match”

Our cyberpunk near-future has a voice in my head, and it’s Ken Liu’s fault.

My phone, the black-mirrored device that connects me to everything and everyone at all times, sent a digital file through the air to my car’s audio system as I drove to work one bright morning. It was a short fiction podcast from Lightspeed featuring “The Perfect Match” by Ken Liu. The story is about a law office employee and his kooky neighbor. And it’s about a personal assistant app called Centillion which may or may not be the end of the human experience as we know it.

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