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.
    
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[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***

  • 3dprinting
  • clones
  • composites
  • diversity
  • dystopia
  • empathy
  • futuristic
  • gender
  • humanity
  • identity
  • lgbt
  • literary
  • mystery
  • robots
  • sciencefiction
  • speculative
  • thriller
  • wattys2017
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So you start by saying he hates the printed food, and his brother hates it, and the character loves his niece, but his way of planning a treat for the niece is giving her printed food?
KellyJBurke KellyJBurke Sep 23
I love the brotherly banter; the dialogue here is well done.
do you mean with one finger at a time, with both index fingers. Technically everyone has to type one key at a time, otherwise kajdnfsjhf
energy fields and 3D printed food, but they still have gas powered cars?
Give us advanced technology and we will find new ways to make bacon!  I want this machine!
tamoja tamoja Sep 30
This is a crazy world. Kids with weapons who still posses playfulness. Eerie because it's almost a parallel to these kids who have to face both worlds today.