Short stories tagged with Ethics.
Listing 15 stories.
After a British teenager gets paid to kill avatars in a popular video game, she uncovers the disturbing real-world consequences of her virtual missions.
In present-day New York City, a strained lawyer writes to a stranger, an eating disorder doctor, in hopes of confronting the man about an overheard phone conversation.
As per tradition in her country, a young girl of a mysterious Order is chosen to bear the launch codes of sere missiles embedded in her heart. To activate the missiles, the president of her country must personally cut open her chest to extract the code capsule.
In the near future, an investigative journalist interviews several key players in the rise of a genetic enhancement drug that has made predominantly white Americans Black.
In a hyper-surveillance state set in the near future, a female military cyborg wrestles with extreme PTSD and guilt after unintentionally murdering young civilians on a mission abroad. After hearing a recording of the deaths, she realizes her "accident" isn't what it appeared to be, and takes justice into her own hands.
During the Civil War, a young man finds purpose helping the wounded while visiting his own injured brother.
A typical nice-guy colleague with a toxically positive attitude delivers an exhortation to his colleagues about eliminating self-doubt so as to increase work performance.
A pessimistic tour-guide in Dehli grows frustrated with his life while working to prevent his naïve American tourists from being scammed by merchants and beggars.
In the future, two human men and their robotic companion are stationed at an old mining base on Mercury. When the robot goes missing on a mission, it's up to the men to find and rescue their companion—at risk to their own lives.
When a philosophy professor is called into a committee meeting for inappropriate behavior, she stews over what got her here, and how.