Adam’s Stepsons

Dr. Johann Heimann designed the perfect soldiers: superhuman in strength and intelligence, immune to sickness and disease, programmed to lead the United Americas to a quick victory in the Mars Colony War. But Heimann didn’t anticipate the military’s unrealistic demands, or his own emotional responses to his creations. And now Number Six is calling him “Father”! What exactly is going on during the clones’ personality imprinting cycle?

As Heimann starts his investigation, Number Six grows in confidence and self-awareness…and both discover the project hides a secret even Heimann, himself, doesn’t suspect…


"This book is a page-turner...It's a short read, but long enough to let you really get to know the characters and want them to succeed, though just who you're rooting for is going to be more difficult than you might think." - Samantha Dewitt (Rivera), Readers' Favorite

"Apple's grasp of the science fiction genre and the concepts involved make this a masterful novella with an ending that is sure to shock." - Red City Review

"By the end, I couldn't put it down." - Greg Spry, author of Beyond Cloud Nine
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About M Thomas Apple

A native of Upstate New York, M. Thomas Apple gave up his high school dreams of becoming the next Carl Sagan and instead studied languages and literature at Bard College and creative writing at the University of Notre Dame du Lac. Even after somehow getting hired to teach intercultural communication at a university in Kyoto, Japan, he is still trying to apply ideas from quantum mechanics to language teaching and research. He lives in a quasi-traditional Japanese house co-designed with his wife and partially decorated by his two daughters, nestled in the foothills of the mountains and surrounded by lots of cedar and cicada.

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