In 2045, with that ominous preface, the visionary CEO of a world-spanning Artificial Intelligence firm introduces a secret project to answer a vital question:
Can a society consent to be governed solely by a heuristic Artificial Intelligence with the support of robots and androids?
More than two centuries later, the Apprentice to the Maker, a girl of only 14 turns, discovers that the “Utopia” her people have inhabited for nine generations harbors a vile secret. She comes to realize a singular truth: In every Garden of Eden, there is a Serpent.
During the Time of the Maker, a surreal religion has supplanted the CEO’s original dream. Supported by the Verses of the Codex, the people of Permission have come to worship the A.I., the entity which rules ….
“In the name of the Maker, and of his Sons, through the Coded Spirit. For All Men.”
WARNING: This novel contains themes and sexual content some readers may find disturbing.
(Bonus Short Story Included)