Obsolution

Obsolution

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Red Harvey By Red_Harvey Updated Oct 01, 2017

*Featured* 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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  • clones
  • composites
  • diversity
  • dystopia
  • empathy
  • futuristic
  • gender
  • humanity
  • identity
  • lgbt
  • literary
  • mystery
  • robots
  • sciencefiction
  • speculative
  • thriller
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platinum_writer platinum_writer Dec 30, 2017
Awesome first chapter! Very dynamic and I want a 3D printer like that!
tiposaergros tiposaergros Sep 27, 2017
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, 2017
I love the brotherly banter; the dialogue here is well done.
tiposaergros tiposaergros Sep 27, 2017
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
tiposaergros tiposaergros Sep 27, 2017
energy fields and 3D printed food, but they still have gas powered cars?
robertdmoores robertdmoores Mar 16, 2017
Give us advanced technology and we will find new ways to make bacon!  I want this machine!