It's Very Clean


  • First publication
    • Generation, ed. David Gerrold, 1972
  • Anthologies
    • Cybersex, ed. Richard Glyn Jones, 1996.


A man visits a house of prostitution which is supposed to be "very clean" because it is staffed by androids. In the end he discovers to his great disgust that he was actually serviced by a real, live woman.


  • Sources of quotes
  • Meanings of names
  • References to other works
  • Theories about what happens under the surface, what the narrator isn't telling us, who the narrator is and when and why s/he is telling the story, what the whole thing "means," etc.
    If there are multiple or competing theories, each one should be given a name with a three-bang (!!!) header; if the page begins to get out-of-hand from the size of these, as could happen in a few cases, they should be shuffled off to their own page(s).
  • Etc.

Unresolved Questions

  • Was it A or was it B, or was it X or Z?
  • Was it he or was it she, or was it you or me?
  • Who dunnit?
  • Did the Star Child really start WWIII at the end of 2001?

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