Dozens of females were houses in glass tubes, their short, shoulder-lenght bobbed hair the same snow-white blonde as their bodies. Wires, blue, brown, green and one bronze-red striped one ran from their chests and wrists and necks. Their eyes were huge, palest blue and unblinking. Even their long, manicured-looking nails were frosty white. Their lips were the same white, but glittering. They were unclothed, but not shivering, nor even moving, in the cold, tiled laboratory-like building.