Specimen Days - Like Beauty, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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The third and final story opens in New York City at an unspecified point in the distant future. The story follows Simon, an artificially created human called a simulo, who is comprised of biological and mechanical materials. Simulos have been outlawed, so Simon must constantly avoid law enforcement. One day on a New York beach, Simon encounters Catareen, an alien from the planet Nadia. The Nadians have an appearance similar to humanoid lizards. They are immigrants to earth and generally occupy low-level service positions. Catareen works as a nanny for a human family. Simon leaves the beach to attend an appointment. To make money, he enacts specialized sexual fantasies per his original programming. In this specific appointment, he enacts a simulated mugging according to the client’s sexual fetish. Simon later meets with his simulo friend named Marcus. Something in Simon’s...

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