Legacy humans like Cyrus Kowalski are used to skirting the laws the ascenders have laid down...
Legacy humans like Cyrus Kowalski are used to skirting the laws the ascenders have laid down—after all, he knows the hyper-intelligent human/bot hybrids only pretend to care about their legacy pets. But when Cyrus’s adopted mother is stricken by a disease the ascenders refuse to cure, he has to risk everything to defy them… or stand by helplessly and watch her die.
Defiance is a standalone short novella that takes place in the world of the Singularity novels.
Start the novel series with The Legacy Human (Singularity 1).