After Humanity

After Humanity

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Stacey L. Polishook By stpolishook Completed

* 2017 WATTY WINNER!*
  
   Humans are at the top of the food chain and always have been. But what if they weren't? What if another took our place and decided to raise and exploit us as we have every other animal on earth? Welcome to a world after humanity...
                    
  No one is exactly certain where the sibla came from. Some say they evolved from humans long ago, slowly taking power as their numbers increased. Taller, stronger, and longer-lived, than homo sapiens it isn't too hard to imagine. Now humans must face a reality in which they are no more than animals, domesticated beasts bred for their master's various needs and hungers.
                    
Rachel Turner is only eight years old. Born in Demin, one of the last remaining free human settlements on earth, she has never been forced to face the reality of life under a sibla Master, living a carefree existence in her hidden village.
                    
Magnus Kendrick is a sibla farmer with a sizable estate on which he raises all manner of livestock, from chickens, to sheep, to...humans. He is also the man destined to purchase Rachel's life.
              
*Warning: This book contains a certain degree of gore and disturbing themes
              
                    
                    Beautiful cover by @my_fairytale
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  • animalrights
  • apocalyptic
  • cannibal
  • cannibalism
  • creepy
  • dystopian
  • farming
  • frightfest2016
  • gore
  • horror
  • monsters
  • nearfuture
  • psychological-horror
  • sci-fi
  • sciencefiction
  • scifi
  • slavery
  • strongfemalecharacers
  • third-person
  • thriller
  • wattys2017
Readylindy Readylindy Mar 12
Off topic but slaves were seen as animals, bred, bought and sold just stood out for me when reading your description.
Sizwe47 Sizwe47 Apr 05
I feel like you shouldn't have told us which pages have bloody scenes. that kind of just ruined the suspense for me.
Looking forward to reading :) I got the chills from the description alr...
bennaims bennaims Mar 27
Your story seems so entertaining and captivating. It's also very original. I'm looking forward to reading it soon. :)
Is it fine if I point out spelling and grammatical mistakes as such. I don't want to be labled as a Grammar Nazi.
cptsynapsis cptsynapsis Mar 24
Hey, Sci-Finally! Sorry I didn't notice the switch before now. I feel like it's better in that catagory.
                              
                              Unrelated: I added After Humanity to my OkCupid profile on "books you need to read before I'll fertilize your caviar." Pretty sure that can't possibly get you negative traffic.