by J.S. Morin
These days, even the humans are built by robots.
Charlie7 is the progenitor of a mechanical race he built from the ashes of a dead world—Earth. He is a robot of leisure and idle political meddling—a retirement well-earned. Or he was, until a human girl named Eve was dropped in his lap.
Geneticists have restored Earth’s biome and begun repopulation. But primate cloning is in its infancy; human cloning is banned.
Far from a failed genetics experiment, Eve is brilliant, curious, and heartbreakingly naïve about her species’ history. But Eve’s creator wants her back and has a gruesome fate planned for her. There is only one robot qualified to protect her. For the first time in a thousand years, Charlie7 has a human race to protect.
A.I. didn’t destroy humanity.
It didn’t save us, either.