Helen Heath



Review Short: Therese Lloyd’s The Facts and Helen Heath’s Are Friends Electric?

These lines have come from feeding the collection into an online text randomiser. What sounds and looks like decisions made by a person is the work of a consciousless algorithm capable of capturing a question that charges the whole book: What does it mean to be ‘you’?

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How to Save a Life

(start terminal session) uploading file: “mark.wbe” time to complete upload: 56.2 hours > uploadFolder: “Mark_family_photos_1985to2025” > uploadFolder: “Mark_personalDocs” > uploadFolder: “Mark_audiofiles” > uploadFolder: “Mark_family_videofiles” > uploadFolder: “Face_recognition” > uploadFolder: “voice_recognition” > uploadFolder: “personalitySim” > uploadFolder: “randomQuirkexpressions” > save selected files …

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My body as a leaky vessel

At some point I realised the vessel was lying in a great bed of sand I climbed into the cabin and looked out the portholes, all I could see was sand. I cried and cried, my tears ran out the …

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