Genres: Alternate Reality/Alternate History, Clones, War
Escape Pod 625: Herd Mentality (Flashback Friday)
Herd Mentality originally appeared on Escape Pod on July 21, 2005 on episode 011.
By Jay Caselberg
Einstein was getting old now. All of them. Not so old that he was past it, but you had to wonder. When our troops liberated the Spemann Lab complex in 1945, the Einsteins had been just five years old. The Government had done the humanitarian thing and brought them back home. Eventually, someone had leaked the information and slowly, slowly, public pressure and outrage had grown. The big hush-hush operation our government had mounted was shut down and the Einsteins were released‚ or rather, they were integrated into society in a humanitarian manner. That was the wording the government press releases used. Two hundred and fifty is a lot of Einsteins.