Exin Ex Machina
by G. S. Jennsen
When man and machine are one and the same, there are many crimes but only one sin: psyche-wipe. The secrets it has buried could lead to a civilization’s salvation or to its doom.
The Asterion Dominion is at peace, & its citizens enjoy great freedoms & all the luxuries their biosynthetic minds can imagine, design & create. But beneath the idyllic veneer, people are going wrong, driven to commit inexplicable crimes without motive or purpose. Once imprisoned for those crimes, they simply vanish.
Psyche-wiped & dumped in an alley 5 years ago, awakened into a culture where ancestral memories stretch back for millennia, Nika Tescarav’s past is a blank canvas. But if whoever erased her did so in the hope of silencing her, they should have tried harder.
Someone must speak for the lost. Someone must uncover how & why they became lost. Someone must find the lost.
Nika is that someone.