Release Date: February 26th 2013
Read it: Tor.com
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When a security breach is detected, the Memory Restoration Department is called upon to do what they do best: make you forget. But with every memory that’s taken out, a new one must be installed in its place. It’s a job that requires skill, artistry, discretion, and flawless proficiency in the language of memories. That’s why only the best programmers in the world are recruited to work for the department. But diving too far into another person’s memories is a dangerous endeavor. And for some, the temptation is just too strong.
“The Memory Coder,” an original story by Jessica Brody, is set in the world of Unremembered, the first book in a sci-fi/suspense trilogy.
If you want to know a little about the world before you read the book then you should read it first. I recommend you read it after the book because it would make more sense. I had already read Unremembered when I read this so I enjoyed it because I knew what it was about and it was nice knowing about how the memory extraction and restoration happened instead of just knowing that the biotech did it.
While reading the short story I was trying to figure out if Zen was the coder who got his memory erased and when that was answered I thought maybe the coder who erased the coders memory was Zen but I guess we will never find out the answer to this (unless more is revealed in book 2).
If you enjoyed Unremembered then you should definitely read The Memory Coder