The three-part Podwarp series is a coming-of-age story initially set in a great techno-dystopian city enclosed in a protective energy shield, in contrast with the rough outside life of gaucho villagers who work to feed the place.
One podling boy, solxv98fg6, nicknamed Sola, learns to turn his brain implant down and assert his own thoughts. He forgets to log into the System and the Pod thinks he’s been processed.
Head gaucho, Henri Babineau, finds him lost, disoriented and confused, trailing him through the city. He decides the best thing to do is smuggle the boy out to his home village through the warp gate.
Once outside he changes the world.