No Woman Born
Moore, C. L. "No Woman Born." Astounding Dec. 1944. Coll. The Best of C. L. Moore. Lester del Rey, ed. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1975. New York: Ballantine, "A Del Rey Book" (Afterword by CLM), 1976. Rpt. Human Machines (q.v. under Anthologies). Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology. Patricia S. Warrick et al., eds. New York: Harper, 1988.
A great entertainer's personality and talents are transferred into a mechanical body so they will not be lost with her death. Embodiment in the mechanism will affect that personality and talents (contrast numerous narratives, where uploading, downloading, and/or transferring to different bodies, or cyberspace, isn't problematic).
Discussed with great insight in Thomas L. Wymer's “Feminism, Technology, and Art in C. L. Moore’s 'No Woman Born'.” ‘’Extrapolation’’ 47.1 (Spring 2006): 51-65.
Expanded by RDE, 10May19, 12May21