If you are wanting an all new Sci-Fi book then you need the Halfskin series by author Tony Bertauski. Tony Bertauski has produced an extremely well written story that not only entertains in classic SCI-Fi form, but also poses provocative questions concerning what it means to be human. Is it the human body, made of flesh and blood (Clay), or is it the emotions, ideas and memories (the Mind) which make us human? Once you start you won’t be able to stop these captivating books. Enjoy!
Genre: Science Fiction | Mystery, Thriller & Suspense | Teen & Young Adult
Biomites are artificial stem cells that can replace any cell in your body. No more kidney failure, no severed spines or blood disease. No cancer. Pharmaceuticals become obsolete. With each dose of biomites, we become stronger, we become smarter and prettier. We become better. At what point are we no longer human? Nix Richards nearly died in a car accident when he was young. Biomites saved his life. Ten years later, he’s not so lucky. The Halfskin Laws decree a human composed of 50% biomites is no longer human. Halfskins have no legal rights and will have their biomites shutdown. It’s not called murder, merely deactivation. Cali Richards has been Nix’s legal guardian since their parents died. She has lost far too many people in her life to let the government take Nix. She is a nanobiometric engineer and will discover how to hide him. But even brilliance can succumb to the pressure of suffering. And technology can’t cure insanity. Cali and Nix keep a slippery grip on reality as they elude a maniacal federal agent dedicated to saving humanity from what he calls ‘The Biomite Plague’.
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Clay (Halfskin Book 2)
Genre: Science Fiction | Teen & Young Adult
Jamie wants to be a halfskin. Her life has become dull and pointless. If she had more biomites — synthetic stem cells that promise hope — she could take control of her life. But Jamie’s body is already 49.9% biomites. The rest is clay — her God-given organic cells. Any more biomites and she becomes a halfskin. And halfskins are shutdown. But there is a way. Black market biomites, called nixes, can’t be detected by the government’s halfskin hunter, M0ther. Jamie would have to sacrifice her clay to get the nixes, but they would make her halfskin without anyone knowing. Including M0ther. But first she has to find them. Nix Richards can help. He’s the first halfskin to escape M0ther and Jamie has something he wants. He’ll need her to help him find a fabricator. He’ll betray anyone to get it, even those closest to him. This psychological thriller will keep Nix and Jamie second-guessing every move while they elude M0ther and Marcus Anderson, the man that wants to rid the world of biomites. But in the end, they’ll all discover just how deep the betrayal goes.
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