Lifesphere INC: Acquisition by Talitha Kalago
Approx. 47,700 words.
Published on May 20, 2013.
(4.85 from 13 reviews)
Eli’s future is a life spent scavenging on the Rim. He sells trash to survive, while on the Topside, citizens live in hedonistic luxury. Eli dreams of obtaining citizenship by becoming a handler; bonded with a bio-organic life form called a meka.
A grifter named Kalex offers Eli a trade: meka of his own, if he competes in an illegal fight to the death.