Macs (short story)

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AuthorTerry Bisson
CountryUnited States
Genre(s)Science fiction
Published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
Publication typemagazine
Publication dateOctober/November 1999

"macs" is a science fiction short story by American writer Terry Bisson, published in 1999.

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.