Robin Berkstresser – Specious
Even before conception, the population of Potentia is meticulously genetically engineered, making disease and premature death barbaric memories of the past. This has allowed most of society to enter into a contrived utopia founded on the prioritization of certain traits…and disdain for anything different.
Elliot has lived his whole life as an outcast struggling to fit in. He is an outlier—the Unplanned that should have never been born. With an older, Planned brother that excels even in a society filled with near-perfect citizens, he has survived living in the shadows of others’ brilliance.
When an infection destroys the very foundation of the specious society, Elliot is forced to come to terms with reality and decide what is more important: science or fate?