Outrunning the Storm
by Michele Dutcher
Two men will rise: Jonathan Boyles-a quiet, NASA computer programmer; and William Floke – a con man/messiah raised on the plaque rotted surface of Mars. Baseline humans, clones, AIs, and tweaks will compete to claim their place in a social order ruled over by super-corporations. Eventually the children of the programmer and the messiah will meet on Ross 128-4 to do battle and open the gate.