Amanda gets to work with Patricia VanLandingham, the company’s top programmer, and one night, over the consumption of some fine cannabis, an idea develops…
Humour is a big part of this short novel, in two senses: first, it had me laughing out loud several times (so don’t read this at work), second, Amanda and Patsy consider it to be part of the personality to be built.
I liked how the characters are distinguished by different styles of speech; that is not something often found in online fiction, and D.J. Belt carries this off very well.
This one goes into my hall of fame without a second thought. Highly recommended reading, or, as Patsy might put it: This story is radical like, I mean I really love it.
P.S. If you like investigations into ‘artificial personalities’, you might want to give Heinlein’s ‘The Moon is a Harsh Mistress’ and ‘Friday’ a try (but you’ll have to buy the books).