by Adam Heine
Samurai vs. robots. In 1901, the Meiji Restoration has abolished the old ways and ushered in a cybernetic revolution. Androids integrate into society at all levels, following their programming for the betterment of every citizen, as servants, bodyguards, and bureaucrats. Jinzou are the future. Japan is at the threshold of a new tomorrow!
As a ronin steeped in the old ways, Itaru wants nothing more to do with the artificial creations posing as human. But when a jinzou is suspected of murder, he’s pulled into a mystery that could tear the nation apart.
Malfunction or free will? When is a machine more than just a machine?
IZANAMI’S CHOICE is an alternate history sci-fi novella set in Meiji Era Japan. It’s samurai vs. robots as the author explores how Japan might grapple with the rise of artificial intelligence.