On Belthas IV, the great forge world in the inner sphere of Toralii space, thousands of constructs -- artificial slaves -- are manufactured every week.
They are initially identical and indistinguishable from the other until each is implanted with a stock neural net. From that moment onward every construct is different.
They all have one thing in common, though; all constructs are bound by rules. They serve. They do not question their place. They do not betray.
Each construct is different, but some are more different than others...
A 4,000 word short story set in the Lacuna universe but suitable to read as a stand-alone story.
Parts of the Lacuna universe:
- Magnet: Special Mission
The Lacuna series:
- Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi
- Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion (New Release!)
- Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity (coming 2013!)