art by Junior McLean
The Rules of the Regeneration Manual
by Andrew L Findlay
Rule five of the Regeneration Manual: The database in which all subjects are recorded must be monitored at all times, as failure to do so may result in errors for which your employer will not be liable.
Doctor Monveve tells his colleague, "You've been on duty for eight hours straight. I'll take over for now."
"It does get quite emotional," she says, standing up from the computer and stretching. "Thanks, Harold. Someone's due out soon, so don't get too comfortable."
Doctor Monveve ushers her out and takes his place at the computer. He magnifies the data, brings it up in holoform, and reads.
The next revival--Leon Gretson, aged sixty-six, early cancer of the oesophagus, cryo-preserved in 2012--is due to be regenerated in only fifteen minutes.