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Synopsis for ‘Rise of the Teakettle’

Hundreds of years ago, the Founders built the Teakettle, a massive supercomputer, to oversee the running of Genetopia. This system has worked flawlessly for all that time, allowing Genetopia to keep its position of supremacy over the other nations through genetic enhancement.

But this veneer of perfection is only that: a veneer. Dylan Kinsley, one of the best programmers the world has ever produced, finds disturbing information that suggests that the Teakettle has been doing more than overseeing. No hard data for the Senators can be found, and in the classified databanks Dylan finds termination orders.

Now Dylan, along with his closest friends Kendran, a man with the hide and strength of a rhino, and Seraphina, a woman made angelic not only by her manner and beauty, but also by the snow white wings she bears, must find a way to shut down the largest supercomputer in the world, in a country where every citizen has been genetically altered to avoid questioning authority. Can they uncover the mystery in time? Or will their society be forever doomed to ignorance?

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Genetopia

So I don’t yet know if this is what I’ll end up writing, but I had more ideas for it. In the PowerPoint, I showed the generations of enhanced humans, D1, D2, and D3. I’ve now decided there is also a D4 classification.

D4 is not a generational thing. A D3 can choose to receive non-human DNA to further enhance his or her self. You could have the eyes of a hawk, for example, or the ears of a fox. Or wings. Any non-human DNA classifies you as a D4, and this DNA does not pass to your children.

I also have a good story idea worked out, though I think I’ll keep it under wraps since it’s something of a thriller. If you haven’t already, go back to the last post and vote in the poll.

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