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US Colony Agent Brice O’ Rourke is traumatised as a child when half the world disappears as waters rose because of climate change and when North Korea unleashed sentient human like droid soldiers to conquer lands for their hungry people.
When the US Congress passed laws allowing the Homo Roboticus Sollus and Aequilavum programs, Brice gains Ira, a sister, and meets a fellow droid agent Lee Jae Sung who saves her life during a mission.
As a new President wins on an anti-robotist, authoritarian stance vowing a pre-machine existence, will Brice defy her own government and risk her life to save loved ones from extinction?
“Homo Roboticus is a richly-imagined cautionary tale of a future earth in which long-feared climate disaster has actually happened, the world’s population is permanently at war, and robots have become almost more human than their creators.” –Susan Krawitz, author of Viva, Rose!, a Sydney Taylor Honor winner, National Jewish Book Award debut fiction finalist, and Spur Award finalist
Read an Excerpt
Brice entered the glass portal. Whoosh! She closed her eyes as a machine sucked her thin suit and headgear from her body. And then the safety lights flashed, and she entered the safe house.
Its coolness was a welcome respite from the heat outside. Naked, she sat on a pod-shaped chair, closed her eyes, and waited for the rest of the ritual. A squadron of tiny cleaning machines whirred around her, thin brushes entering the crevices of her face and body, scrubbing them clean of toxic ash. When they flew away, spray jets descended from the ceiling and water cascaded down, washing away any debris. When the safety lights flashed again, she stood and stepped forward into drying gusts of air. With the flash of a single green light, she was cleared to leave the portal.
Her dark blue suit was hanging inside a cabinet by the door. As she dressed, she tried not to think how much she loathed this stiff, ugly, utilitarian garment. Instead, she turned her focus to the notes she would write about the Agni landscape. “Day 15. Han Machina survivor #2817 interview notes in Annex V. Still no daylight due to smog, pollutants enter the crevices of the body’s orifices, need for a mask 24/7. UNINHABITABLE.”
As always, a thin whirring Bee, her mechanical electronic monitor, had stood by during the cleaning ritual and was now hovering at its usual arm’s-length distance from her head. That soft, buzzing noise was her constant companion. There was nothing she could do that wouldn’t be observed by the Colony. She turned away from the Bee, as if to block out its presence.
About the Author
Mayet Ligad Yuhico is the author of FOURTEEN DAYS, a work of romantic contemporary fiction published in 2011.
Based in Singapore since 2012, Mayet has shifted to the genre of speculative fiction in her new novel, HOMO ROBOTICUS, to ponder on the consequences of global warming and climate change.
Amazon Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Homo-Roboticus-Mayet-Ligad-Yuhico-ebook/dp/B07XG2H1XN
Mayet Ligad Yuhico will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
James RobertOctober 10, 2019 at 3:01 am
I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.
Mayet Ligad YuhicoOctober 10, 2019 at 4:09 am
Thanks for the kind words James. Looking forward to hearing from readers about Homo Roboticus! Cheers
Mayet Ligad YuhicoOctober 10, 2019 at 4:10 am
Thanks for hosting Deborah! And thanks for organizing this marvelous tour, Marianne. Have a great week ahead! 🙂
Deborah BaileyOctober 10, 2019 at 10:29 am
You’re welcome! Good luck with the tour!
Goddess Fish Promos (@GoddessFish)October 10, 2019 at 4:58 am
Thanks for hosting!
bernie wallaceOctober 10, 2019 at 9:33 am
Where did you find your inspiration for this book?
Mya MurphyOctober 10, 2019 at 9:37 am
This books sounds really good!! I can’t wait to read it!!
Victoria AlexanderOctober 10, 2019 at 12:39 pm
Thanks for sharing the great post!
Rita WrayOctober 10, 2019 at 1:20 pm
Sounds like a good book.
TrixOctober 10, 2019 at 11:03 pm
It’s a fun excerpt!