By Robin Pond
They offered help. They helped themselves.
Time to Read: about 1 hour and 15 minutes
When a boy at school is converted into a VIM, a human consciousness merged with that of an interstellar refugee, Jennifer Baynes wants to make him feel welcome. She soon finds that the VIM’s objectives aren’t what they seem.
Volume 2, Issue 1 of Lost Colony, a quarterly magazine of mid-length (10,000 to 25,000 words) science fiction and fantasy in all of their varieties. You can read this story online for free (with ads) here, but this ebook edition also includes an Editor’s Note in which the editor explains why this story was chosen for publication.
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