The Orus system’s Orussians had found a brilliant way to harness the power of labor by engineering ant-monkeys, a hard-working and unswervingly loyal slave species—until the uprising.
Having further manipulated the genes of her own male ant-monkey, Inoatar, and granting him free will, bioscientist Uriëlla has grievously breached the code of conduct. The barbaric penalty for these acts would not only involve her, but her entire clan as well. As a result, she must wrestle with emancipating Inoatar despite desperately needing him.
The uprising, Uriëlla’s actions and their subsequent fallout lead to a struggle of biblical proportions which promises to forever alter Orus civilization.
About the Author
Rob is a software-engineering professional who pays his bills by building computer forensic and information security products. In 2013 Rob added the writing of short science fiction stories to his already long list of interests that includes nutritional science, applied mathematics, anthropology, power lifting and public speaking on geeky subjects. Rob's first two shorts are an homage to the memory of his father an atheist who entertained let’s say rather SciFi-ish ideas about the origin of man. During a 6-week stay in west Africa, the soaring heat combined with the tiny ants that kept infesting his apartment and local customs helped Rob find the inspiration for turning what he remembered from his father’s wild theories into a coherent SciFi story. Since then Rob has continued to work on a series of shorts with related subjects that he hopes to one day release as a printed bundle. While Rob loves both technology and his e-books, he feels a big draw to the idea of holding a self-published book in his hands and feeling and even smelling the reality of it. His ultimate goal is thus to self-publish a bundle of seven shorts that he can hold in his hands and smell ;-)