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Michael Leon

Sentient

Sentient is a thought-provoking, fast-paced, 65,000-word speculative fiction novel set in the post-human dominated world of the future.


A century has passed and yes, the human race stumbled into evolutionary compromise. But it's not the androids who are the victors. Post-humans have exploded into pre-eminence, gaining tech superiority and a tech immunity against the global environmental degradation. Humans are trivialized, a minority species, their last significant task, restore the environmental damage they inflicted on Earth and terraform off-planets.


One human, Dane Walker and his 'biot' android, Hali, embark on such a journey to Mars where Dane's sister, Zi, heads a mining operation extracting a rare, highly prized natural resource (Elithium), that will fuel nuclear fusion reactors to drive the terraforming process. But, there's one last piece of the puzzle to make terraforming of the whole planet a reality. The development of a multiverse quantum computer (Trojan), overseen by her brother, Dane.


Dane is compelled to leave those he loves, to accompany the smuggled Trojan computer on a shipment of terraforming equipment bound for Mars, but en route, the project is infiltrated by hostile secret operatives assigned to stop them. An epic battle ensues, that will prove to become a flash point in human, post-human relations and the evolutionary fate of mankind.
240 printed pages
Original publication
2020

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