Wild Minds

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"Wild Minds"
Author Michael Swanwick
Language English
Genre(s) science fiction short story
Published in Asimov's Science Fiction
Publication type Magazine
Publication date May 1998

"Wild Minds" is a science fiction short story published in 1998 by Michael Swanwick. It was nominated for the 1999 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.[1]

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The story follows Thom, a Catholic man who refuses to get his brain "optimized." After meeting Hellene, an HR representative from Prague who does have an optimized brain, he brings her back to his place for a visit. She tries to convince him of the benefits of optimization, and he explain the reasons he hasn’t done it.

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