From publisher blurb:
HAPPY BIRTH-DAY, CITIZEN
Welcome to Alpha Complex, your home. You may feel disoriented. Miraculously, you have just been born!
You feature the very latest in Cerebral Coretech™ Life-Enhancing technology. Soon you’ll feel refreshed as your Omniskill generic memoryset comes online, providing all the information you’ll need about where you’ll live and what you’ll do, in the Perfectly Ordered and Completely Comfortable world of Alpha Complex.
However, if you’re standing, damp, naked and confused, in a cloning chamber staring at a tablet placed in your quivering hands by one of our clone-bank operatives, then please take a Mood Elevator Happiness Supplement™. Terrorist Actions have interrupted Coretech™ updating systems at this time.
If the tablet has been replaced by a booklet, then tablet-delivery systems have been disrupted by Expected Unscheduled Service Upgrades. Take two Mood Elevator Happiness Supplements™.
If the booklet has been replaced by a clone-bank operative reciting from memory, then a Routine Abundance Shortfall has interfered with the smooth running of our systems. Help yourself to the Mood Elevator Happiness Supplements™.
For your comfort and safety, do not interrupt the clone-bank operative: they serve your Friend, the Computer, and the security of Alpha Complex. Read/listen to, and commit to memory, the contents of this briefing document/experience before leaving this room, putting on any clothes, or taking any actions that may accidentally or inevitably jeopardise your future well-being, or lead to your prompt and painless* termination.
- Be advised that ‘painless’ in this context is not covered under warranty unless Mood Elevator Happiness Supplements™ have been taken as directed.