Genetic causes, environmental or self-imposed, the Collective treats all of the maladaptive sort the same way: Plug and Scrub.
The next stage of humankind’s evolution has begun, and the Collective fears the change will unsettle the balance of power. From the dark interior of that unified world government, a plan is hatched to capture and control any who exhibit the emerging genetic anomaly.
But then came Joshua.
Capture and control is no longer an option.
The Spire cracked, and from its wounds bled rotten souls, hordes of slavering monstrosities hungry to drown the world. Joshua could stop them. Only, he’s not sure he should.
A lone man descends the sundered Spire carrying the condemnation of all humankind in his heart. He burns not from anger, but rather, from understanding: the harbinger comes only when called. Deliah is here, and the reclamation of the wasted lives of humanity has begun.
Unless someone believes we’re worth saving.
Aaron Safronoff is author of the Discovery Award winning science fiction novel, Spire. Since his debut, he’s published a sequel, Fallen Spire, a novella of literary fiction, Evening Breezes, and an all-ages illustrated fantasy novel, Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall.
Safronoff’s diverse background includes the formal study of computer science, biochemistry, and culinary arts. However, most of his career has been in the videogame industry in QA, production, and design.
Today, Safronoff is the co-founder and Chief Storyteller of Neoglyphic Entertainment, and busy writing his fifth novel, the second installment of the Sunborn Rising series.