Upshot | A Django Boldt Story

By Philip Tucker

Draft 29 Posted Date: 5/6/2013

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About the Book:

By the end of the Time of War, humen had begun to achieve spectacular success in bioengineering. They began to uplift (David Brin's word) the hominoid apes, the homin. Their motives were not altruistic: they wanted slaves. And humen began to uplift themselves. By the twenty-fifth century, humen are endowed with consentience, worldview, and the extended sensorium. But these enhancements have a drawback. They are infected with adviri. In 2365, an outbreak would kill 98% of all humen, in seven days, at every planet. In 2398, New Berkeley would outlaw homin bondage. No other planet has yet done so. It's now 2410. 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.

Author's Note:

This is dedicated to the ones I love: Laurie Anderson, Isaac Asimov, Iain M Banks, Ingemar Bergman, Pierre Boulle, David Brin, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Lee Child, Gunnar Ekelof, P.F. Finney, Dashiell Hammett, Patrick O'Brian, Robert B. Parker, John Sandford, Robert Service, Maj Sjovall and Per Wahloo, Rex Stout, Bjarne Stroustrup, H. G. Wells, Wikipedia, Sean Wilentz...

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