by Hal Emerson
Fifteen-year-old Augustus Hale was born to be perfect. His genes were chosen at conception, his body enhanced with nanotechnology, and his right arm replaced with a bionic computer. He is a Preset, a creation of the Genetic Revolution that has allowed the survival of the human race. Now, stranded on the barren planet Spes, he has to do the one thing he was never born to do: find his way home.