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Clone City is a dystopian SF thriller that narrates the story of a city whose inhabitants
believe it is the last civilized outpost of humankind. The city’s name is
The story begins
at the time when Joypolitans believe they have overcome all the challenges of
their turbulent past. In a world devastated by the impact of asteroids, they
believe their survival was thanks to a single act of monumental importance –
the decision to clone.
years earlier, the scientists who founded the settlement decided they had to
clone to avoid extinction. They argued that only by doing so could they create
a workforce large enough to transform their settlement into a bright, modern
city. Only this, they argued, would bring joy back into the hearts of a
population that was failing to reproduce.
numbers would far exceed their own, they thought it best to separate them from
‘true’ human by conditioning them for the duties they would perform. Combining
ground-breaking advances in how language is processed in the brain with a
program of indoctrination, they created a compliant labour force.
was outrage and opposition. But as the settlement was transformed into an
ultra-modern city, resistance grew less. The lives of citizens became more and
more comfortable and they accepted media’s portrayal of their segregated
society as unfortunate, but unavoidable.
repercussions of this act are about to unravel in a way that no one could have
foreseen. First, the dismembered arm of a clone is discovered. Second, the murder
of a high-ranking politician. A deconstructing clone is arrested, but the Head
of Security fears something far, far worse…
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