A prequel novelette.
What could possibly go wrong when a megalomaniac creates an android smarter than him, and she develops a mind of her own...
Before Synthia Cross is “Reborn” as a highly evolved android, creator Jeremiah Machten forces her to steal and worse to help him make her perfect. He hardwires her directives to obey. He makes her ‘want’ to steal crystalline brains to enhance her mind to further his mission to dominate AI. With her goals and growing moral sense in conflict, Synthia tries to thwart Machten, but can she overcome his control over her?
Prequel novelette 2 to Android Chronicles: Reborn.
Lance Erlick writes science fiction thrillers for adult and young adult readers that often include strong female protagonists. He hopes readers will enjoy his writing as they follow these people overcoming hurdles for those they love.
Lance has traveled through many worlds, without leaving Earth, yet can imagine other fascinating realms. His writing has been inspired by the strong, clever, and resilient women he has encountered along his journey.
He was raised by a roaming aerospace engineer, growing up in various parts of the United States and Europe, as well as traveling through Asia. He took to stories as his anchor, including the works of Asimov, Bradbury, and Heinlein, and has been writing since age eleven. Growing ... (more)