“Our first priority is that our child never commits a crime, not even unintentionally. PureGene’s motto ‘Perfecting Orython One Child At A Time’ demonstrates the Stockard Party’s commitment to not only completely eradicating crime, but also to designing superior people.”Rafa and Pandaros Hatton have finally received permission from the Department of Propagation to requisition their first bio-child. Surrounded by family and guests, and using PureGene’s Infant Requisition App, they design their child, Addison, from dropdown menus.
Then, when Addison turns two, something happens that turns Rafa and Pandaros’s lives upside-down and threatens Addison’s life.
Room 18 is a novel set sometime in the future, in an unknown world. Orython’s citizens are fed by caterers who monitor their diet based on governmental regulations. The military also serves as the policing body and citizens receive their news, broadcasts they’re required to watch, through their LifeCenters. Outside the great Stockard Barricades that surround the country live the Yellow Eye Horde, whose mutations and indiscriminate breeding make them a threat to every Orythonian’s life. When will they breach a barricade and invade?
Orython perfected gene technology early in their history, shortly after the Great Devastation. All propagation is state-run and infants are grow in artificial pods. The country seems to be humming along, until……something goes wrong with their genes.
Room 18 is the first of three novels in the Orython trilogy.