No-one dies anymore. Ever.
In the wake of the virus wars you are either undamaged and whole or a walking corpse, animated by no-one knows what and cobbled together out of odds and ends by doctors who don’t really bare thinking about. In this world a surgical scar too many is the difference between a sheltered life of privilege with the Untouched and banishment to the dark, dangerous streets, where it’s every lurcher for themselves and gang culture is rife.
When one of their number is injured in a terrorist bombing, one such gang finds themselves with a large medical bill and a rapidly dwindling list of options, ultimately leading them on a collision course with the Untouched that could change humanity’s course forever.
Parts break, wear out, fall off or get stolen as humanity turns on itself for the one thing it needs in order to keep going:
Alec has created a vivid world in this post apocalyptic cyberpunk novella, where a good surgeon is the ultimate accessory.
Cover art is by Sarah Anne Langton http://www.secretarcticbase.com/
Alec McQauy blogs at http://theidiotlaureate.wordpress.com/
Fox Spirit Books https://www.foxspirit.co.uk/
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