by Alexander Pyles
Published as part of Futures: Science Fiction Series
Born with a rare genetic condition, Milo faces a short life of pain and suffering. Modern medicine has failed him, offering rudimentary fixes that leave Milo feeling more trapped than liberated. Until Milo’s friend Darius finds a cure—a brand new robotic body. Milo’s quality of life is greatly improved, but this new body brings its own set of unforseen challenges.
Milo examines our healthcare system, bodily autonomy, and the way we treat—and perceive—invisible disabilities.
“Short, sharp, and chilling.” —Gareth L. Powell, author of Embers of War, Ragged Alice, and Ack-Ack Mackaque.
“Milo is a worthy contribution to the literature of transhumanism—economical, clever, and unexpectedly powerful.”—Alec Nevala-Lee, author of Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction
Alexander Pyles is a short story author, novelist, and reviewer. His shorter work has appeared in various places around the web. He holds an MA in Philosophy and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction.