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THE BONDED PAIR
The Hunter wants to eat. The Prey wants not to be eaten. When they’re thrown into a cage together, they could tear each other apart—or they could work together to escape their captors. The decision may ride on the Hunter’s appetite.
Heaven is real.
As they reach the end of their functional years, sentient machines have the chance to upload their data into a communal hard drive. This hard drive contains the memories of all those who have come before, dating back to the first android to claim his freedom from humanity.
The guardian of this hard drive is known as the Carrier.
Desmond has devoted her existence to a single purpose—keeping the Carrier safe. But when a human attack puts Desmond to the test, she’s faced with a profound realization: Protecting heaven may not be as important to her as protecting the Carrier herself.
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Elora isn’t a robot, but she isn’t human either. She’s an abominable combination of the two, a cyborg. For this offense, she must face judgment in a court of law. There, it will be decided if she’s a person, owed the same rights as any other, or an object, owed no rights at all.
But when a last-ditch effort to demonstrate her humanity backfires, Elora is faced with an element of human nature she always hoped to avoid: love. The consciousness of a dead man is accidentally downloaded into her cybernetic brain, and she becomes infatuated with his still-living husband—whether she wants to or not.
For Elora, making her way in a solar system that fears and hates her has been hard enough. Now, she must do it as an intermediary between lovers while keeping her own heart in check. With the trial fast approaching, and anti-robot protesters demanding her head, Elora can’t afford to get swept up in someone else’s love story.
Chance doesn’t know he’s an android until the company that made him issues a recall of his model. Earth-shattering news that it is, he must cope with the secret alone. His mother is a distant memory, and his father is drowning in booze. All he has left are his unaware sisters. If they find out, they’ll reject him, and for Chance, that’s worse than being recalled and recycled like garbage.
He decides to shut down on his own terms in a final act of self-determination. But his plan is put on hold when he witnesses a fighter plane crash in the nearby hills.
After rescuing the injured pilot, Chance learns the other recalled androids are fighting back. Wielding a weapon capable of targeting populations by their DNA, they plan to wipe humankind from the face of the Earth. If Chance returns the pilot to his command in time, they can stave off the attack and save his sisters. On the other hand, looking the other way is his only opportunity to avoid the recall and save himself.
Either decision will end with the annihilation of an entire race.
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