M. G. Wheaton
General Fiction (Adult) , Sci Fi & Fantasy
Hodder & Stoughton
23 Apr 2019
Meet Emily - she can solve advanced mathematical problems, unlock the mind's deepest secrets and even fix your truck's air con, but unfortunately, she can't restart the Sun.
Emily is an artificial consciousness, designed in a lab to help humans process trauma, which is particularly helpful when the sun begins to die 5 billion years before scientists agreed it was supposed to.
So, her beloved human race is screwed, and so is Emily. That is, until she finds a potential answer buried deep in the human genome. But before her solution can be tested, her lab is brutally attacked, and Emily is forced to go on the run with two human companions - college student Jason and small-town Sheriff, Mayra.
As the sun's death draws near, Emily and her friends must race against time to save humanity. But before long it becomes clear that it's not only the species at stake, but also that which makes us most human.
So the Apocalypse actually happens and money is no longer of
any value, just barter. And Emily, an artificial intelligence was designed to
interface with, and de-code human minds. She was designed to become not a maths
genius, but rather a non-human psychiatrist. It was reasoned that people would
open up more to a program than a human and thus more would be learnt about the
human mind and emotions that way. Of course, she needed a body to undertake her
work but the sun’s failure somewhat interrupted everyone’s intentions. Emily
can eat, wash, sleep and alter her appearance despite requiring a Caucasian
female personality for the experiment.
So, if the human race can no longer live on Earth, what can
be done to record their lives, their endeavours and hopes? And how can Emily
An interesting idea within a set of ‘books’ within the book
as Emily and her protocols evolve, and as the Earth dies but…