The story of Todd Hershel, who after a tragic accident finds his brain transplanted into the body of a genetically engineered feline slave.
a transhuman identity crisis
What does it mean to be human?
Imagine you're in a tragic accident.
You expect to die!
Instead you awaken in a body that is not yours.
Not even your own species!
Not even your own gender.
In a desperate attempt to save your life your brain has been transplanted into the only body available, the body of a genetically engineered slave.
Everyone is quick to assure you that you are still “legally human,” but you know that when any stranger sees you they see property or perhaps a Frankenstenian abomination.
It is a transformation that forces Todd Hershel to reevaluate his sense of self, his gender identity, her sexual orientation and how humanity relates to its biological creations.
If your brain is in a new body whose soul do you have?
When everyone doubts your humanity, can you hang on to being humaine?
Continuing the story of Todd Herschel. She had tried to start a new life on the artificial islands of the Libertarian colonies. A place that humans and escaped neo-people (genetically engineered anthropomorphic animals) lived as equals. Only to have her home and new family torn apart by an attack by her former countrymen. When an opportunity arose to challenge the slave status of her new people Todd could not stay on the sidelines.
When a dishonest judge united with the industrial system that profited from the enslavement of neos Todd found herself stripped of the rights she'd had as a human and forced into slavery. Escape and flight were her only choice.
Would Todd be able to regain her freedom, reunite her family and stop the struggle for neo-person freedom from becoming a race war?
Cover image not final. Planned release July or August 2014. Adolescence can be a rough time for anyone. For Hope Hershel though, having a mother who used to be a different species, a father who isn't really related and a boyfriend who's part dolphin makes it even more confusing.
So how does a girl find her place in the world, especially when there are people who don't think her kind should even be allowed to exist?