the smuggler’s bible


“Have you ever considered your soul?”

“In an abstract way.”

“Some people might argue that’s the only approach that’ll get you close. Otherwise the idea gets to look less and less like what you expect. Then it isn’t even there to consider at all.”

“That’s what you think?”

“Hell no. The human soul is software. Or at least that’s a metaphor with the sort of structure we can drape assumptions over until it resembles a strategy. First, imagine one soul in two bodies.”

“Sounds complicated.”

“Sure, but you have to admit,” Huron says, “maybe not as bad as the reverse.”