Obsolution

Obsolution

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Red Harvey By Red_Harvey Updated Oct 01

Corporations would never replace humans with machines, would they? For Ty Benning, the surreal drudgery of working in a retail environment is interrupted when robotic interfaces are installed at his job. Any protest of the machines will prompt Prominents to place him in a re-education program, and that's if he's lucky.
      
    In an effort to distract himself from a failing marriage, Ty becomes obsessed with the idea of a printing a live composite. In a botched job, he ends up printing a female version of himself.
    
    Thanks to his clone, Samantha (or Sam as she insists being called), Ty and his family are in danger of being jailed by Prominent forces. A dangerous life of hiding in plain sight is nearly impossible to pull off, especially when Sam strays from simple Prominent edicts by dating a woman. 
      
    Ty's reality begins to unravel and he is forced to new truths, all while coming to terms with the great mechanization of the workforce going on around him.
    
    [NOW FEATURED!!!]

[WON FIC AWARD FOR BEST SCI-FI NOVEL]
    
    (EDITING, FEEL FREE TO POINT STUFF OUT)
    
    [FEATURES CHARACTERS FROM "THE DARK"]
      
      ***One of four Honorable Mentions for the 2014 Diverse Writer and Diverse World Grants from The Speculative Literature Foundation***

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Red_Harvey Red_Harvey Nov 16, 2015
No, I wish! I haven't heard anything yet, but if not, I'll keep on truckin', and thanks :)
FromtheBar FromtheBar Nov 16, 2015
Good luck.  Are they "we'll only contact you if we like you" kind of people, or do they at least PFO?
Red_Harvey Red_Harvey Oct 03, 2015
Thanks, but I haven't heard a peep yet.  Even if they never get back to me, submitting was exciting enough