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.
[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***