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Paperback Details
  • 03/2017
  • 978-1542689809
  • 92 pages
  • $6.00
Ebook Details
  • 04/2017
  • B06XJRT8CS
  • 92 pages
  • $0.99
Adam's Stepsons

Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

Dr. Johann Heimann designed the perfect soldiers: superhuman in strength and intelligence, immune to sickness and disease, programmed to lead the United Americas to a quick victory in the Mars Colony War. But Heimann didn’t anticipate the military’s unrealistic demands, or his own emotional responses to his creations. And now Number Six is calling him “Father”! What exactly is going on during the clones’ personality imprinting cycle? As Heimann starts his investigation, Number Six grows in confidence and self-awareness…and both discover the project hides a secret even Heimann, himself, doesn’t suspect…
Reviews
Literary Titan

Adam’s Stepsons is a fun addition to the long canon of science fiction that dares to ask the “what if” of the future. It also seeks to ask the “should we, if we can” question that not enough science fiction is retrospective enough to ask. A good read for any science fiction lover, especially of the Heinlein or Asimov variety.

Readers Favorite

M. Thomas Apple's high-tech science fiction novella, Adam's Stepsons, confronts the ethical issues surrounding cloning head-on as Dr. Heimann's "sons" are systematically dehumanized and considered as little more than high-functioning military equipment. Apple's thoughtful and ethically minded Dr. Heimann is the perfect narrator for this thought-provoking and chilling science fiction story, and anyone who remembers Patrick McGoohan's mesmerizing futuristic television series, The Prisoner, will appreciate Heimann and Seth's conversation about the significance of Number Six. As I read, I could hear McGoohan's character proclaiming loudly and angrily, "I am not a number; I am a free man!" and found it a startling contrast with the way the clones are treated in this gripping futuristic tale. The characters of Heimann and Six are well-defined, and the developing tensions between the erstwhile father and son make this tale hard to put down.

Red City Review

Apple’s grasp of the science fiction genre and the concepts involved make this a masterful novella with an ending that is sure to shock.

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 03/2017
  • 978-1542689809
  • 92 pages
  • $6.00
Ebook Details
  • 04/2017
  • B06XJRT8CS
  • 92 pages
  • $0.99

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