What It Means To Be Human And A Mother Is Put To The Test In Carole Stivers Debut Novel Set In A World That Is Chilling And Precarious Than EverThe Year Is When A Deadly Non Viral Agent Intended For Biowarfare Spreads Out Of Control, Scientists Must Scramble To Ensure The Survival Of The Human Race They Turn To Their Last Resort, A Plan To Place Genetically Engineered Children Inside The Cocoons Of Large Scale Robots To Be Incubated, Birthed, And Raised By Machines But There Is Yet One Hope Of Preserving The Human Order An Intelligence Programmed Into These Machines That Renders Each Unique In Its Own Right The Mother Code Kai Is Born In America S Desert Southwest, His Only Companion His Robot Mother, Rho Z Equipped With The Knowledge And Motivations Of A Human Mother, Rho Z Raises Kai And Teaches Him How To Survive But As Children Like Kai Come Of Age, Their Mothers Transform Too In Ways That Were Never Predicted When Government Survivors Decide That The Mothers Must Be Destroyed, Kai Must Make A Choice Will He Break The Bond He Shares With Rho Z Or Will He Fight To Save The Only Parent He Has Ever Known In A Future That Could Be Our Own, The Mother Code Explores What Truly Makes Us Human And The Tenuous Nature Of The Boundaries Between Us And The Machines We Create
Carole Stivers is a Silicon Valley biochemist whose home genre is science fiction Her near future science fiction novel The Mother Code is on track for publication by Berkley Books Penguin Random House in May 2020 It has already been sold in countries around the world, including the UK, Germany, France, Holland, Spain, and Brazil And, it was recently optioned for film by Steven Spielberg s Amblin Entertainment.In addition to her passion for science fiction, Carole has been a life long fan of mystery starting as a child reading Nancy Drew, graduating to Agatha Christie and Ellery Queen, and later to John Grisham and Scott Turow A good mystery is not too far a cry from a good work of science fiction Both deal with intricate human relationships, strained by extraordinary circumstances, Stivers says And if the mystery includes a twist of science, all the better Yearly visits to the California coast s many monarch butterfly refuges, coupled with multiple trips to New Orleans before and after Katrina, suggested the perfect plot and setting for her mystery story The Butterfly Garden, a tale of clashing social values and long simmering animosities, stirred in the wake of a devastating storm.
- 352 pages
- The Mother Code
- Carole Stivers
- 10 October 2017 Carole Stivers