Macs (short story)

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AuthorTerry Bisson
CountryUnited States
Genre(s)Science fiction
Published inFantasy & Science Fiction
Publication typemagazine
Publication dateOctober/November 1999

macs is a science fiction short story written in 1999 by Terry Bisson.

The story consists entirely of dialogue between several people and an investigator. The people are telling the investigator about clones that were used to satisfy the Victims’ Rights Closure Settlement – wherein people get a clone of the person who was responsible for the death of their loved ones.

macs won the 2000 Locus award and Nebula award for Best Short Story. It was also nominated for the 2000 Hugo award for Best Short Story.