It's a brave new world. In the far future, people no longer know what to believe... Did Kyle Straker ever exist? Or were his prophecies of human upgrades nothing more than a hoax? Peter Vincent is nearly 16, and has never thought about the things that Strakerites believe. His father - David Vincent, creator of the artificial bees that saved the world's crops - made sure of that.
When the Strakerites pronounce that another upgrade is imminent, Peter starts to uncover a conspiracy amongst the leaders of the establishment, a conspiracy that puts him into direct conflict with his father. But it's not a good idea to pick a fight with someone who controls all the artificial bees in the world.
From author's official website:
"Mike Lancaster was born in a fold in time that allows past and present to mix like paints on a pallette.
He was schooled by Plato, H P Lovecraft and Groucho Marx and dictated three of Shakespeare's plays to Kit Marlowe, but cannot remember which ones.
His parents were dead ringers for Enid Blyton and Bela Lugosi, and they were strict vegetarian cannibals who made a living selling computers in Renaissance Italy.
When he was nine-years-old, he discovered writing as a means of sealing shut dangerous holes in the space/time continuum. He still has no idea whether he is successful in this goal - or if he is only making things worse - but suspects ... (more)