By Philip Matthews
Published: March 6, 2014.
A thousand years into the future - the world a husk because so much water has been exchanged for omnium from the Other World - an artificial woman loses her fortune and is thrown out of reality. She has no memory - ruined by her long stay in reality - yet she feels compelled to cross the desolate land to the high towers in the north. She is the Midwife; her task the salvation of a dying humanity.