What would you give to live forever?
Seventeen-year-old Elijah Brighton wants to become an ascender--a post-Singularity human/machine hybrid--after all, they're smarter, more enlightened, more compassionate, and above all, achingly beautiful. But Eli is a legacy human, preserved and cherished for his unaltered genetic code, just like the rainforest he paints. When a fugue state possesses him and creates great art, Eli miraculously lands a sponsor for the creative Olympics. If he could just master the fugue, he could take the gold and win the right to ascend, bringing everything he's yearned for within reach... including his beautiful ascender patron. But once Eli arrives at the Games, he finds the ascenders are playing games of their own. Everything he knows about the ascenders and the legacies they keep starts to unravel... until he's running for his life and wondering who he truly is.
The Legacy Human is the first in Susan Kaye Quinn's new young adult science fiction series that explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world... and how technology will challenge us to remember what it means to be human.
©2015 Susan Kaye Quinn (P)2016 Susan Kaye Quinn
Yes. The premise of the story is interesting. There are many dystopian type books out there where the advancement of technology reached an asymptotic point and the world that we know it ceases to exist. Where as most of those books take civilization back to the dark ages, this one further advances society. Humanity reaches for eternal life from a technological path instead of a spiritual (or so it seems).
Delfina, who doesn't like a chick that kicks butt and stands up for everyone!
Nick's performance was fantastic. He truly embodies each of the character and brings them to life. There are some narrators out there that are very animated when it comes to dialogue, but then is very dry when it comes to the narratives, but Nick keeps the listener engaged at all times.
Not quite, but very close! :)
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Wow this is a fast paced story, of a very crazy world where we, the humans, are pets for machinery.
the detail in this book is great. it does have a few twists, the story is to what it seems to be at first. Eli, and Cyrus, just wanting to win the olympics, The prize? to become one of them.. become non human. an to be able to share the gift with your family. Sounds perfect right? even more so when your mom is dying, and this could be her cure. To live forever, healthy and free.
you meet some gets charities along the way! then the twists come in! I can’t wait till book two!
the narrator did an amazing job.
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