037- Fondly Fahrenheit, by Alfred Bester, 1954
Wherein a smart Android and a dumb Man team up, for crime!
Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite are in Bilbo, Morocco, where they've been imprisoned for various reasons, and are discussing Alfred Bester's 1954 short story, "Fondly Fahrenheit". Marguerite thinks that this is one of the darkest stories we've done so far on the podcast, but Ruiz isn't sure; all he knows is that Alfred Bester has spun a tale so shocking that it has inspired (or informed) countless tropes that we all each of us encounter (no doubt) on a daily basis.
Also, what an interesting economy he's come up with: someone should write some kind of paper.