Out in the star ocean, the Frontier is a harsh place. Katrice Wylde knows this more than most. Most of her face and limbs were taken in an explosion after retrieving the plans for an experimental space ship and artificial intelligence. She thought she was dead, but was given new life by Ryker Mallory, her lover. It was there in recovery that she discovered Ryker was the one who caused the explosion in an attempt to kill her, and cover up the acquisition of the experimental plans. He replaces her limbs with cybernetic ones, and fixes her face to keep her as a trophy.
She breaks free and is now on the run from Ryker, her ex-lover. Katrice wants revenge for what he has done to her, and takes back the artificial intelligence and experimental ship she suffered for. Ryker is furious when he learns of her escape and theft. He wants all of his property back, the most important of which includes her.
She has hated cybernetics since she was young, and is now has to be paired with two artificial intelligences to control the experimental ship. One is always tired, and the other detests fleshy meatbags. Their lives are now in her hands, as they try to stay supplied and out of sight.
©2015 Mark Brandon Powell (P)2015 Mark Brandon Powell
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