The Legacy Human is yet another book I found free online via BookBub. I read it through Google Play on my laptop, and can't be happier with having had BookBub recommended to me. I can't remember who suggested it -several sources for free books were suggested, and this is the first one I've tried- but Thanks! This is an excellent way to try new-to-me authors. This is a young adult book, which I wouldn't ordinarily read. I am so glad I read this, though, and I never would have if I hadn't found it free. I recommend it, especially if you're looking for mind-expanding reading for teens. Books suitable for that purpose aren't as common as you might think. I wish this had been available when I had teens at home.
The Legacy Human, by Susan Kaye Quinn, is first in the Singularity series. Her website says,
What would you give to live forever? Seventeen-year-old Elijah Brighton wants to become an ascender —a post-Singularity human/machine hybrid— after all, they’re smarter, more enlightened, more compassionate, and above all, achingly beautiful. But Eli is a legacy human, preserved and cherished for his unaltered genetic code, just like the rainforest he paints. When a fugue state possesses him and creates great art, Eli miraculously lands a sponsor for the creative Olympics. If he could just master the fugue, he could take the gold and win the right to ascend, bringing everything he’s yearned for within reach… including his beautiful ascender patron. But once Eli arrives at the Games, he finds the ascenders are playing games of their own. Everything he knows about the ascenders and the legacies they keep starts to unravel… until he’s running for his life and wondering who he truly is.
The Legacy Human is the first in Susan Kaye Quinn’s new young adult science fiction series that explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world… and how technology will challenge us to remember what it means to be human.