A unique science fiction mystery combining interstellar war, AI, social SF and murder in our new ‘Book of the Week’.
By: Patty Jansen
They came from Earth’s poorest cities.
They were sent to work in space stations
They didn’t know they would never see Earth again.
Melati’s job is to teach six-year old construct soldiers, artificial humans grown in labs and activated with programmed minds to serve in an interstellar war. One student claims that he is not a little boy, but a mindbase traveller whose swap partner took off with his body. It soon becomes clear that a lot of people are scouring the space station for this fugitive, a scientist with dangerous knowledge about interstellar space.
Unique, character driven hard SF. ‘Shifting Reality’ mixes social science fiction with AI, space opera, murder and galactic warfare into one delicious melting pot.