Writers of the Future XXIV
Gina, the AI unit for a nuclear bomb, prefers to hang out in the hangar and hoped to stick with her friend Marty. However, Marty disappeared after a battle, and Gina investigates what happened. She’s missing key pieces of her memory. After getting shut down a few times, she hooks up with her starship’s fragmented memory to learn that Marty volunteered to go on a suicide mission and erased Gina’s memory. Gina’s choice to sacrifice is met with resistance.
Worthy story of friendship, sacrifice, and sentience.