by Tom Kr*tman (Castalia House) SPRP
"Others want Hugos. I want the Hugos utterly destroyed, No Awarded in perpetuity. I want "Aces and Eights." I want the village destroyed and don't care in the slightest about saving it. The best wayt to accomplish that is for the SJW types to succeed in getting general No Award votes this time around. So make it a one star and vote "no award."
The rest of the conversation, such as was left after the battle, is here.
Well, alright then, Mr. Tim "Don't throw me into the briar patch, Brer Fox!" Kratperoffspring. No award it is.
It is an okay story about the basic training of AIs used in combat. The methods used are cruel, but the humans don't care. They wall off the AI's memories of pain and injury after training is complete, but in the case of Maggie, severe damage during combat allows her (she's a she) to recall the training sessions. All the while she is accessing her memories, she is being investigated for scrap value, and she can see and hear the humans discussing her fate.
It's not a very new concept, but it's handled well. It's just so very long. It's interesting to compare this with Steve Rzasa's story, Turncoat, as the AI warships come to very different conclusions about humans.
Edited for length, 05/31