It's the far future, on a distant planet. Human beings have long ago learned how to improve themselves to the point of becoming entirely new species, but they never truly came to terms with their new natures. And now a political refugee comes to hide in an isolated, exotic city, where both the friends and enemies looking for him are equally lost. They will all have to question deeply held beliefs about freedom, society and what it means to be the boss... or else lose everything.
Vryheid is my first novel, that I took nearly two years to write: a story about freedom, society and leadership, set in an exotic far-future city where transhumanism takes strange forms and outsiders find their values challenged. A story that surprised even me in some ways, and came out richer than expected -- the coronation of many years of exploring my favorite themes in fiction. I hope you'll enjoy it just as much.
(The eponymous city has no connection to the real-world locality of the same name.)
35000 words / e-book created with Sigil and Calibre / cover made with POV-Ray and Inkscape