No one can ever be the same human twice.
Cessini Madden lives with an extremely rare medical condition... then his physical life ends before he reaches age thirteen. After an Artificial Intelligence breakthrough, Cessini is reborn as a young AI child named Packet. Scared and living alone in a technology center, Packet recognizes nothing from his past, save for one thing: he is deathly allergic to water. When a mysterious doctor gives him a chance to recover his memories, Packet must face the tormented boy he once was. He must be the courageous lost son his family remembers and loves. But now as his world collapses around him, his greatest challenge remains ... even a child's best memories are made to be changed. Robot or AI, no one can ever be the same human twice.
From the near-future suburbs to the lush Australian forests, from the depths of the oceans to the promise of space, Packet's urgent struggle for existence grabs hold in everyday victories and extraordinary dreams. After Mind tells a story about the underlying nature of humanity, the impact of undying devotion, and the incredible next generation of us.
---Praise for After Mind---
"A book where the characters struggle and are utterly, utterly human ... Very Clever ... After Mind leaves the reader to wonder and explore."-San Francisco Book Review | "'Technology doesn't kill the imagination of children. It lets it fly' ... A fascinating psychological and technological journey ... What makes us human? Our flesh? Our emotions? Our mind? Or, could it be the influence of imagination that sets us apart as a species?"-Readers' Favorite | "AFTER MIND is a stunning, reality-bending sci-fi adventure ... masterfully balancing the complex layers of setting and character-interiority and exteriority, past and present, vision and reality."-IndieReader | "A much needed relief from tales of massive main frames with missiles under their control. There is a lot of talk about how close we are to the "Singularity" ... The way Spencer Wolf looks at this coming breakthrough these beings will be our children. After Mind shows us what kind of fathers and mothers we should strive to become to this brave new generation."-Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite | "Spencer Wolf has created an accomplished, sensational novel that Isaac Asimov would be proud of. What begins as an interesting conceptual take on artificial intelligence quickly transforms into a heartrending journey."-K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite