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Yaroslav Barsukov is a software engineer and a connoisseur of strong alcoholic beverages--but also, surprisingly, a member of SFWA and Codex (how did that happen?). His stories have appeared in Galaxy's Edge and Nature: Futures, among others. At some point in his life, he's left one former empire only to settle in another.
Published Dec 18, 2018 · 2,631 words (10 minutes) · 9 likes · 782 views
Years ago, Dr. Startsev pioneered a personality grafting procedure to “enhance” a patient’s character with more desirable traits. But now, he has just thirty minutes to convince his patients not to go through with it. Author Yaroslav Barsukov lives and writes in Vienna by way of Moscow.