For a safer tomorrow (#SFFSAT)

So, Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday: a mouthful, a blog hop, a hive mind of the most geek-tastic brains out there. Some guidelines, a little welcome:

Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. On the surface, it’s a web ring of authors who post snippets of their work for comment. In reality, it’s a close-knit group of friends and colleagues working together to support and encourage one another and promote the science fiction and fantasy genres.

– JC Cassels, 2012

Restrictions

  1. Absolutely no erotica or explicit content. This ring is for all ages to read. This is the founding reason for this ring, and any diversions will be removed from the final list on Saturday.
  2. Length of snippets:
    • Prose: 4 – 10 sentences.
    • Poetry: 4 – 10 lines.
  3. Any and all comments on the authors’ work are welcome, but please take care to keep them constructive.

I’ve been sharing snippets from a wip called Human: a tale about a detective who meets an android named Adelyn X. And can’t get her out of his head, which leads to trouble, of course.

I have also started sharing Young Gods, a YA wip about its namesake.

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Today I’m sharing more of Human. Last time we met, Dr. Hart (who Jack and Adelyn believe has some answers for them about who Adelyn is…and what she is) was just explaining that the Ten (ten androids, one of which Adelyn is) was simply a way for Anitech (company responsible for Adelyn) to do human trials without humans. But of course, that’s because it is intended for humans eventually. Hart then tells them that there’s nothing they can do and the virus has already spread. Hart continues where he left off last time.

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“You’re into some sort of law enforcement, right? Doesn’t even matter what division. They’ve got wired people in every sect of law enforcement, every branch of government. This is going to happen.”

“Why are they trying to give whatever the hell this is into everyone?” Jack asked.

“For a safer tomorrow? To keep us from hurting ourselves? For absolute control? The real reason—there’s no way to tell; you’d have to get to the people behind the whole thing and that’s just not possible.”

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The news just keeps getting better, doesn’t it? More next week!

Until then: more snippets!

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22 thoughts on “For a safer tomorrow (#SFFSAT)

  1. S.A. Check says:

    Nice. It’s out there, you’re infected. Deal with it. Heavy dose of reality for a character to deal with. You’ve got a real page turner brewing. Next throw us all for a loop and make it a good virus for a change – maybe a global cure for halitosis – what? It could work. Awesome – as always.

    1. LOL. I don’t know about a global cure for halitosis, but it certainly has benefits. It’s just that those probably don’t outweigh the cons. And thank you. Always love hearing your input.

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