Children of Rhea
by AJ Santana
In the distant future, humanity has become wholly dependent upon newfangled technologies. Once installed, the Global Chip allows users to augment reality however they wish, and this device has rendered every form of external tech obsolete. In fact, it’s now illegal for average citizens to disconnect, and the practice is so uncommon that most would scoff at the notion of meeting such a specter. No one is exempt from this rule, aside from those on active duty, and even they are reconnected as soon as their tour concludes.
It’s during his service that soldier Nathan Ackerman first finds himself awoken, and the state proves itself to be nothing short of euphoric. He decides to desert his post, and lay low within the city of vennal. He manages just fine, until a lowly gun runner learns of his secret, forcing him onto an arduous path.
Category: Science Fiction – Cyberpunk