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Atoma Series (Book 1)
In 2050 Earth Inc. controls every aspect of life on the frozen planet that's at the tail end of a Mini Ice Age.
On my 16th birthday, I will have my Citizen Celebration Day just like everyone in my class of Space Engineers. I am not looking forward to it, and as it happens I won't have to. The world as I know it comes to a shattering end when our air-shuttle crashes and I awake in hospital.
The AI treating me announces my DNA is banned. Then my mother tells me about my biohack that she hid from the state as well as from me.
Not that any of that matters anymore. I am not a citizen. I have no rights. I'm a Zero.
When Earth Inc. catches up with the two of us, they give me a choice. Either I am sent to a labor camp where I'll be worked to death in a few short years, or I can train with other Zeros at a secretive research base for a high-risk expedition.
I have to discover why I am made a Zero. I have to live and that means surviving the mission.
Attaapa, Book II in the Atoma series is coming out soon.