- Available in: eBook
- Published: December 3, 2015
A short story of a legacy human in an AI world.
Most of humanity has ascended into hyper-intelligent human/machine hybrids, but legacy humans like Cyrus Kowalski are used to skirting the laws they’ve laid down—after all, he knows the ascenders only pretend to care about the legacy pets they keep. But when a woman Cyrus loves like a mother is stricken by a disease the ascenders refuse to cure, he has to decide how far he can go without getting banished from the legacy city that’s always been his home.
Defiance is a prequel short story to The Legacy Human (Singularity #1).
Originally published in the Future Chronicles anthology.