ScytheBook - 2016
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York : 2016
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LoganLib_Kirra Jan 31, 2018
In the future people no longer fear death anymore with the ability to revive anyone and the elimination of disease, war and crime. So how do people’s lives come to an end? By the hand of a professional reaper, a scythe.
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No one rages against the system anymore. At most, they just glare at it a bit.
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It has been three hundred years since humanity turned the corner, leaving behind the Age of Mortality. With the arrival of infinite computing power, a benevolent AI known as the Thunderhead emerged to rule this new deathless society. But although accidental death is a thing of the past, humanity still lives on a single finite planet, and so population growth must be limited. This task was deemed to require a human conscience, not to be entrusted to a computer, and so the Scythedom was born. Citra and Rowan have been selected to apprentice to Scythe Faraday, a job that neither of them wants. But there is corruption at the heart of Scythedom, and the Thunderhead is powerless to intervene. Reform must come from within.
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