It's 2035: a fledging synthetic consciousness "wakes up" in a lab. Jenny, the lead developer, determined to nurture this synthetic being like a child, trains it to work with people at the border of the American Protectorate of Canada. She names it Julian.
Two years later, Slaton, a therapist at a university, is framed by a student for arranging an illegal abortion. She follows the student to America and is detained at the border, where she meets Julian in virtual space. After a week of interviewing, he decides to stay with her, learning about the world, the human condition, and what it means to fall in love. Meanwhile, a mysterious plague is spreading across the world. Only the far-seeing and well-connected Julian can protect Slaton from the impending societal collapse.
Autonomy is an ambitious philosophical novel about the possibilities for love in a world in which human bodies are either threatened or irrelevant.
A RARE MACHINES BOOK
Author: Victoria Hetherington
Publisher: Rare Machines
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 5.50h x 8.30w x 0.80d
About the Author
Victoria Hetherington worked as a butcher and an artist's model before graduating to writing just about anything you can imagine for money. Her debut novel, Mooncalves, was nominated for the Amazon First Novel Award 2020. She lives in Toronto.