THE ONLY CROP LEFT IS HUMAN...
Genetic modification has rendered Earth's croplands barren.
Some survivors turned to Science.
Some turned to God.
Some turned to the Unthinkable.
Dr. Tula Macoby is a proud member of the Haldanian Protectorate, a compound built by those who believe humanity must embrace the same technology that caused the apocalypse. Bio-engineered with photosynthetic skin, their mission is to eliminate the cannibalism ruling the world outside the safety of its walls, one conversion at a time.
When a prisoner who is obviously not a cannibal arrives in Tula's lab speaking a language she's never heard before, she's intrigued. His gentle but firm refusal to be genetically modified makes her question for the first time the Protectorate's policy of euthanizing anyone who won't convert.
But the law is clear; savages who refuse the modification must be exterminated.
With time running out, will Tula risk everything to save the stranger from execution?
(This book contains adult situations: sex, violence, drug references, and murder. You’ve been warned.)
"Eerily plausible, Botanicaust is a must read for any lover of science fiction, dystopia, and post-apocalyptic fiction."
Awarded the Awesome Indies Seal of Approval in 2012
About the Author
Born and raised in Alaska, I use the long dark winters to nurture my love for reading and learning. Science has always been especially interesting to me. Senior year of high school, I took AP Chemistry and AP Biology, won a scholarship to a DOE camp at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, toured the superconducting supercollider, and karyotyped DNA from the HIV virus. Then I realized if I pursued biomedical engineering like I planned, I might never see the outside of a lab again. So I attended Willamette University and earned a Bachelor of Science in English. (I still think that's funny.) I began writing my first novel as my senior thesis. Maybe someday I'll rewrite that ugly thing and publish it. After college graduation, I convinced my husband to move back to Alaska, had two children, bought a house, became a Certified Master Gardener, and began the challenge of gardening and farming in the High North. Thus began my obsession with self-sufficiency. Newly attuned to the land and our food supply, my mind created futuristic scenarios of a world without plants. A world without food. A world where bio-engineering might be the only thing that could save humanity. I drew on my previous grounding in science, plus the things I'd learned about plants and animals while farming to create the Botanicaust world. When I'm not writing, you can find me either outside, weeding the garden, fishing the river for salmon, stalking the woods for moose, or inside canning or cooking while listening to my favorite audio books. I currently live in Chugiak, Alaska with my husband, two children, and our house bunny, Abigail.