Dead World

Dead World

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kate By sortakate Updated May 15, 2019

Dystopian and Young Adult Sci-fi

"'Was it even possible for an android to love?'
It was a question I thought I knew the answer to, until I met Kit."

In a distant future, the roles between man and machine have reversed. Androids now dominate the ruling class and humans have been demoted to below indentured servants, traded and sold with as much regard as livestock. 

One of those indentured servants is seventeen-year old Mar, who spends her days fixing up cars for Hatsuimoto, her cranky owner with a gambling problem, and repairing small electronics on the side. But after the devastating imprisonment of her best friend and the loss of her mother figure, Mar finds herself as one of the next contestants in the most perilous race of the year. The Dead World Prix: a two-week spectacle of humans driving a circuit full of obstacles and challenges in pursuit of a massive prize, including the distinct benefit of becoming a free citizen, just like the androids. There's only one catch: no one has won the race in its 25 years of existence. 

That's where she meets Kit -an android disguising himself as a human- who she just can't seem to stay away from. As their paths intertwine, the two find themselves falling in love with each other; but with death and danger littering every mile of the circuit, the realities of the race become mortally apparent. Just as Mar is ready to give up and accept the race as a death sentence, she uncovers powers hidden within her and sets out on a path of vengeance, not just to finish the race but to reset the balance between humans and androids.

*Speed Racer meets Bladerunner with a dash of Mad Max: Fury Road*

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