The next generations of human beings have adapted well to their comfortable underground cities. Incipient religious cravings – which somehow have not yet been completely eradicated via the eugenics program – are diverted by reading the new holy book, The Book of the Machine: which extols mankind’s new benevolent deity.
Despite all the external comforts, Vashti worries about her son, Kuno: who becomes preoccupied with the strangest notions.
- Is Kuno strong enough to visit the planet’s surface: mankind’s ancestral home?
- What hope is there for the future of The Machine’s weakly homo sapiens: bred to live only in the vast, centrally planned cities underground?
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