Synopsis: The goal of the Human Legacy Project is to give everyone who wants it the chance to live forever. Immortality is not achieved physically, the project teaches, but through our influence on future generations.
But as the political and economic environment changes throughout the world, the HLP takes many different forms, from a well-funded and charitable non-profit to a splintered terrorist organization driven underground by increasingly totalitarian governments. It isn’t until the HLP’s final phase is reached that the original vision of the founder is revealed, proving to be far bigger and more profound than anyone had imagined.
This short story (about 7,200 words) is a critical and sobering analysis of many different aspects of human nature, from close personal relationships to mankind’s ultimate contribution to the universe. It is best described as a compact but epic tragedy.
Bookish Things: 22 pages. The cover is simplistic but rather fitting.
Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $0.73
There’s a small group of people that oppose the government, they take subversive action to correct the actions the government have taken to destroy humanity.
The story is told in phases. Some present tense, others past tense. The phases took the reader through a combination of history and current action, using retelling the past to inform the reader and allow them to form a fuller picture of the decay of humanity.
There’s a lot of science and technology themes and concepts tied into and teased out in the story. This added layers of complexity and realism to this idea. I could see it happening, all too likely, not too far off.
I noticed one thing:
7% – The PP gets tired, board (bored), distracted…