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I have this memory of a short story I read as a child at school in the late 80s/early 90s. The story was written in the form of a catalogue, advertising these androids and talking about which model might fit into your life. I remember some of the names - one model was 'Sandra, the perfect housewife', and another was 'Patrick, the perfect son in law', with various references to the way the law had established these weren't people - the 'Sandra' who declared she wanted to be baptised wasn't permitted, a guerilla fighter who was a 'Patrick' was not executed, only 'erased'.

It was in a collection of short stories that was sold in paperback form, and was in my school library in Newbury, UK.

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