Ringing the Changes by Robert Silverberg

"Ringing the Changes"

by Robert Silverberg

Form: Short story

Year: 1970

ID: 941

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There's a new leisure activity for wealthy thrill-seekers. It's called shunting. A group of people get together in a hospital and swap consciousness for a while, see the world through one of the other shunters' eyes. Then there's an equipment malfunction, and nobody knows which body goes with which consciousness. The technicians repeatedly shunt the minds until the body signals it's a match. But what if the body lies?

Note that shunting also figures in Tower of Glass.

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