2156 by C.M. Dancha (The ReLife Project Book 1)
English | 2019 | Sci / Fi | ePUB |379 Kb
2156 : It’s the 22nd century, and human cloning has become a reality. In three days, the first replicant will be made at the pharma-tech company Phoenvartis.
As the head of the development team, Rollie Sweats must decide which genetic samples to use to produce the replicant. He has been directed by his boss to use the samples provided by the World Council, which governs Earth and colony planets.
But his gut tells him to use the samples provided by his Great Grandmother LeeLee, who claims to be a distant relative of an American founding father. Time is running out for Rollie: he has less than 24 hours to surrender to the government’s demands, flee for his life – or think of a way to keep everyone in check and stay alive.
Rollie has a chance to change the world. But should he?
“His last thought on this subject was that his name might also prompt women to think of his Negroid ancestry. European women were generally well educated, but were they savvy enough to know that Sweats was a slave name? That its roots were from cotton fields of early America and the sugar cane fields of the Caribbean islands during the 17th to 19th centuries? How many European men were named Rodolfo and had a last name which described a body secretion? Well, it didn’t matter. It was a little late in life to petition the central government for a name change. Besides, they wouldn’t allow such a thing for a frivolous reason like finding a girlfriend. His nickname of Rollie would be as close to a non-slave name as he was going to get.
The walk from his office to the Schwarzenbach Tavern was about a mile-and-a-half and took less than fifteen minutes. He could have taken public transportation, but he needed the exercise and fresh air. An early evening stroll along the Limmatquai Promenade, which hugged the east and west sides of the Limmat River, was refreshing and made him feel alive. Although he was jealous of the hundreds of people dining together on the outdoor patios, it helped to minimize his own personal problems. If these people could develop relationships, then he should be able to do so.”