The Journey You Start Isn’t The One You Finish
It’s year 0093 in the New Calendar, 2165 in the Old. The family is gone. Women are sex slaves or surrogates for high-ranking Alphas. The Council of the Brotherhood Orders plans to mass produce male children with two genetic fathers, using lobotomized women as wombs.
Half-brothers Jed and Max Kleer share little except an Alpha and a bond neither understands. The Council's grand plans don't concern them. They’re washouts and won’t be Alphas themselves.
Forty-nine-year-old Jed was booted from a top job in the prestigious Appraisal Department after an alcoholic breakdown. He toils in the dreary Archives Department with snotty interns, pops alcohol replacement pills, and yearns to return to Appraisal, where he had the power to order what to keep and what to destroy from “the Before.” Max is a forty-six-year-old adolescent, bartering junk in a squatter community, smoking pellets, rebelling against authority.
Jed's hopes come true when he is transferred to an outpost in the Sonoran Desert and reinstated to Appraisal. He misses Max, but he’ll soldier on.
In a drunken card game, Jed casually wins a prize: Hannah Joyner, a girl abducted from a village back east. Two weeks later Max shows up, needing to lie low. Jed and Max resolve to guide the lost girl home.
What could possibly go wrong?
The journey they start won't be the one they finish.
Technium defies the conventions of the dystopian genre by combining romance, humor, and lyrical meditations on the America that once was. It consists of two volumes: The Brothers Of Redemption, and A Daughter Of Her People.