Message from the Cure-All Group: (flash forward to 20-something)
Ladies and gentlemen, we are here to celebrate with you the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the history of medicine. Without the tireless dedication of our team and its supporters worldwide, we would not be where we are today. The legalization of duplicates marks one of the most significant accomplishments to date. At the moment, donations are limited to one per original due to the scarcity of 'possibles' at present. But we are hopeful that the remaining countries that have not agreed to this practice as of now, will do so in the future to assure a better, healthier place for us all. Please be assured that we do not indulge in any corrupt, unethical activities related to the upbringing and rearing of the donors. Thank you.
Back to Present:
Kazuo Ishiguro's "Never Let Me Go" is a frightening science fiction novel about cloning human beings to use their organs, bit by bit, until they have "completed." The 'donors' mentioned above are the clones, and they are brought into the world to donate their vital organs. They are copies, not originals, and usually "complete" after three or four donations. It is the story of three friends and their relationships to each other and their surroundings. The most frightening element in the story is not related to the ethics of cloning but the similarity of the clones to us originals: Are we ready to complete?