Autonomy is set a few decades in the future, providing an insider’s view as a small community of innovators attempt to transcend through the technological singularity, while being relentlessly hunted by the world’s authorities.
The cover blurb:
When Cal Sheldon puts himself into an artificial coma and loads his mind onto the advanced computer he and his university colleagues secretly designed, he leaves behind a dying Earth and discovers new life in the world they’ve created. This breakthrough gives rise to an underground community and launches an illegal scientific renaissance. But can they stay ahead of those who would destroy them? And do they have the courage to embrace a radical plan for survival, one that might give them the freedom they seek, but could cost them their very humanity?
Autonomy explors some of the many directions human evolution may take and confronts the conflicts within our human culture that threaten the present and future potential of our species.