Shortfall | A Django Boldt story

By Philip Tucker

Draft 2 Posted Date: 5/21/2012

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In the early 2000's, by the end of the Time of War, humen began to achieve spectacular success in bioengineering. They began to uplift (David Brin's word) the hominoid apes, the homin. It wasn't altruism: they wanted slaves. And humen began to uplift themselves. By the twenty-fifth century, humen are endowed with consentience and worldview, but these enhancements have a drawback. They are infected with adviri. In 2363, an outbreak killed 98% of all humen, in seven days, at every planet. In 2398, New Berkeley outlawed homin bondage. No other planet has yet done so. And so our story begins...

About the Author:

Philip Tucker is a retired computer programmer who writes for fun. He speaks Swedish, French, some Mandarin, and likes cooking, puns, and cats.

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