The Legacy Human
The Duality Bridge
By: Susan Kaye Quinn
My Rating: Four out of Five Stars
Best for: 14 and up
Ah, the treasure hunt.
I’m a dork, I know.
It’s just that there are few things as satisfying in the reading word than finding an unknown story that deserves to be told.
The Singularity series was a fun discovery, and Susan Kaye Quinn’s awesome concept for speculative fiction definitely deserves a bigger audience.
100 years ago The Singularity happened. Extraterrestrial nanite tech transformed us into machine/human hybrids. Now we’re stronger, smarter, faster–better.
Except for the few legacy humans, kept around at the mercy of the Ascended as carriers of the original human DNA. The Legacies live in Ascended-approve cities, and live to serve their ascended betters. Their only chance at a better life? Win a gold medal at the Olympics, where humans compete in the Ascender-like categories like art, dance, and storytelling. The gold medalists and their families get to ascend and get everything you ever dreamed. Immortality. Perfect health. Flawless beauty. The combined knowledge of the world.
Only one question remains: do the Ascended have a soul?
The human resistance doesn’t think so.
I enjoyed this story! There’s a cool merging of science and art that is super unique. Plus there’s great action, a cool concept, and enough to make me want to read more.
No language, a bit of fighting violence, no sex, some romance. Strong religious themes around Christianity and Buddhism.
There are actually 4 books in this series, but the first two had a nice enough ending I’ll wait until book 4 is published to finish.
Appropriate for 14 and up.