ScytheBook - 2016
Only one of them will be chosen as a scythes apprentice. And when it becomes clear that the winning apprentices first task will be to glean the loser, Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another in a fight for their lives.
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Humanity has overcome hunger, disease, war, and even death. Now only Scythes can take life.
What will happen to Citra and Rowan when they are chosen to be Scythe apprentices?
them as they struggle with their task and morality.
Outrageous but thrilling & funny premise of a future where people can live close to forever... until the world becomes overpopulated & government sanctioned assassins known as Scythes are sent out to randomly kill people. Will scythe apprentices Citra & Rowan be able to live with the... Read More »
Humanity has overcome hunger, disease, war, and even
death. Now only Scythes can take life. What will
happen to Citra and Rowan when they are chosen to be Scythe apprentices?
Follow them as they
struggle with their task and morality.
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"Outside the rain finally began to fall, surging in fits and starts. “I love the way it rains here,” he told her. “It reminds me that some forces of nature can never be entirely subdued. They are eternal, which is a far better thing to be than immortal."
"Everyone is guilty of something, and everyone still harbors a memory of childhood innocence, no matter how many layers of life wrap around it. Humanity is innocent; humanity is guilty, and both states are undeniably true."
"We become settled in the inconsequential drudgery of our lives, until suddenly we look at ourselves in the mirror and see a face we barely recognize begging us to turn a corner and be young again"
No one rages against the system anymore. At most, they just glare at it a bit.
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fairly good sci-fi about these people who are the designated gleaners of society, they choose who and how to lessen the population, and of course the corruption that occurs in a society where someone is all powerful over everyone else, and of course the good guys who always follow the rules
It has been three hundred years since humanity turned the corner, leaving behind the Age of Mortality. With the arrival of infinite computing power, a benevolent AI known as the Thunderhead emerged to rule this new deathless society. But although accidental death is a thing of the past, humanity still lives on a single finite planet, and so population growth must be limited. This task was deemed to require a human conscience, not to be entrusted to a computer, and so the Scythedom was born. Citra and Rowan have been selected to apprentice to Scythe Faraday, a job that neither of them wants. But there is corruption at the heart of Scythedom, and the Thunderhead is powerless to intervene. Reform must come from within.
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