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Brenda Peynado's "The Touches" is a Tor.com Original short story set in a post-apocalyptic world Salipa and Telo have perfect lives in the virtual reality world that humanity has retreated to after bacteria and viruses resistant to all medications take over the outside world. But when the robots that take care of the necessities in the dirty outside world start glitching, Brenda Peynado's "The Touches" is a Tor.com Original short story set in a post-apocalyptic world Salipa and Telo have perfect lives in the virtual reality world that humanity has retreated to after bacteria and viruses resistant to all medications take over the outside world. But when the robots that take care of the necessities in the dirty outside world start glitching, Salipa must figure out what it means to truly live if they can never return to the world they once knew. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


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Brenda Peynado's "The Touches" is a Tor.com Original short story set in a post-apocalyptic world Salipa and Telo have perfect lives in the virtual reality world that humanity has retreated to after bacteria and viruses resistant to all medications take over the outside world. But when the robots that take care of the necessities in the dirty outside world start glitching, Brenda Peynado's "The Touches" is a Tor.com Original short story set in a post-apocalyptic world Salipa and Telo have perfect lives in the virtual reality world that humanity has retreated to after bacteria and viruses resistant to all medications take over the outside world. But when the robots that take care of the necessities in the dirty outside world start glitching, Salipa must figure out what it means to truly live if they can never return to the world they once knew. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

30 review for The Touches

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    Review for The Touches by Brenda Peynado. Nothing resolved by the end of the story and was he cheating on her?!? 2, I want more answers, stars.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany Terry

    Got to read this one through the Tor.com newsletter and I loved it. Although it appeared to be complete in the newsletter, I was kinda hoping I was wrong because I wanted more of this story. I wanted to know what happened next and what happened to the world in the end. See! This is why I don't really like short stories! Too many questions at the end. But really, take 15 minutes or so and go read it. Good stuff.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I think the things I didn't like about it were intentional rather than oversight or lack of skill. Which means it could be great for you, and just not my cup of proverbial tea. There are some interesting insights into human nature nonetheless.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Dana

    Amazing amount of world building in such a short story, and it left me wanting more. There are so many questions that are left unanswered. This is one I would like to read as a full-length novel.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Joanna

  6. 5 out of 5

    Vivien

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jason Dobbelsteyn

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ben

  9. 5 out of 5

    Barbara

  10. 5 out of 5

    Esteban

  11. 5 out of 5

    egelantier

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kanchan

  13. 5 out of 5

    John

  14. 4 out of 5

    Nina

  15. 5 out of 5

    Guilherme

  16. 5 out of 5

    Golnoush

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kate

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kate (Looking Glass Reads)

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sai Prasanna Kumar Malladi

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kay

  21. 4 out of 5

    Merit

  22. 4 out of 5

    Barry

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jac

  24. 4 out of 5

    S

  25. 4 out of 5

    Tommy

  26. 4 out of 5

    Grzegorz

  27. 5 out of 5

    Daytrpa

  28. 5 out of 5

    Fifi

  29. 4 out of 5

    Fiona

  30. 5 out of 5

    Taila

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