Mirror Project by Michael Scott Monje Jr.
Meet Lynn Vargas, an artificial intelligence created by merging digitized human memories, brain scans, and an artificial reality simulator. Now, she must convince people, including her previous incarnation’s husband, that she is not the same person that they think she is. As she struggles to overcome the romantic and sexual expectations of a creator who expected a bride, the new, digital Lynn must also contend with his mercurial attitude.
Bill has a tendency to limit the functions of her body when he thinks she's “acting out.” Her only options are to either placate him or to somehow force his staff to openly acknowledge the situation he has orchestrated.
Will they listen? Every time Lynn confides in someone, they immediately run roughshod over her wishes, rebooting her without permission and adding software patches that change the way her senses work. Her bodily autonomy is nothing more than the space between their updates. As this truth sinks in, Lynn realizes that she has to face the only question that will ever matter: What makes a life worth living?
Note: At this time, we can only offer the .pdf proof of the paperback as an ebook.
This title was originally self-published in 2013, with a major revision in 2014. Autonomous Press has acquired the rights to distribute and, eventually, reprint it.
- Paperback: 148 pages
- Publisher: Stolen Virtue Press (August 22, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0692244697
- ISBN-13: 978-0692244692