In Primordium Book Two: Renaissance, black geneticist, Truman Justis, the son of Kamau, paleoanthropologist John Lohner's Kenyan assistant in Book One, seeks enlightenment in a universe of shifting realities. Siddhartha meets Rashomon.
When A4-Ni, the mysterious life form nurturing mankind's humanity, dies, humans begin to devolve.
Truman is determined to learn why. More