If you had to endure a debilitating condition of body or mind, which would you choose? In this world, everyone suffers.
File Under: Science Fiction
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In the far-future aftermath of a genetic plague that separated human society into two different groups – sickly yet super-intelligent Subterraneans and healthy but weak-minded Omniterraneans – a brilliant Subter girl is tasked with fixing the broken genetic code to reunite the two groups in the next generation.
But when a newer plague turns fatal for the surface-dwelling Omnits, the only group able to reproduce (giving birth to both Subter and Omnit children), Zuzan must find a cure or humanity won’t simply remain divided, it will become extinct.
But there’s more conflict at hand than a broken genetic code. The fragile connection between Subters and Omnits has frayed to the point of breaking – to the point of war – and it will take more than genius to repair; it will take heart.
Mary Baader Kaley is a realtor in the south suburbs of Chicago with a master’s degree in Psychology. Her youngest son is autistic, and struggled with multiple health issues when he was younger, which prompted Mary to write books and give voices to characters with disabilities and other health issues. On any given day, you’ll find her gardening, reading, sneaking bites of chocolate from her secret stash, and laughing with family and friends. Burrowed is her debut novel.