In a future where progress is accelerating beyond humanity’s ability to keep pace, the Humanists are trying to live in harmony with nature and avoid the advancing technology. One night, a fire destroys Kingstown – the Humanist settlement on the West Coast. As details of the tragedy emerge, outrage sweeps the Unites States, putting President Bill Freeman’s reelection prospects in doubt.
Negotiator Mia Arc faces a challenge of a lifetime when she’s asked to defend Humanist rights in the face of growing controversy. As she investigates the tragedy, she finds more questions than answers. Who is responsible for the tragedy? Did robots have something to do with it? And is anybody really who they say they are in this cyber-enhanced, nano-technological, unnatural world?
Mia doesn’t know if she can answer those questions. She is not influential. She is not powerful. She is just an ordinary woman…
Targeted Age Group:
12 and up
Book Price: 0.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
This novella is a hard sci-fi, it describes our possible future in 50-100 years.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Just write what touches you.
Olga Toprover was born in Russia, lived in Canada for a few years, but currently resides in Los Angeles. Olga holds Master Degree in Computer Science from Moscow State University. She is also a published media author.
Her scientific education and journalistic experience as well as living in different cities and countries formed her into the science fiction writer she is today. One of her favorite themes is robots and their role in our future. But never mind the technical aspect, Olga believes that true literature is about people instead of the advances of science and technology. Her stories, above all, are about us.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Thoughts about the future.