Mermaids and the Mercenary
Jack R. Nelson
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The book includes links to original color illustrations by the author. Decades after teetering on environmental collapse, the world of 2199 adapts to new realities of economy, society, and individual rights. Giant corporations maintain peace, order and production for 11 billion people. Tremendous advances in transgenics lead to the creation of new human-animal combinations for entertainment and specialized labor. Including various mermaids created using manatee, seal, and dolphin genes. But the manufactured quasi-humans are not legally human, and only as slaves can they participate fully in the socio-economic complex. Those left out are on the margins of starvation. Against this harsh background, Warren Keck is an ex-mercenary commando, retired after his career of enforcing order for one of the corporate financial hegemons running the planet. Keck’s unplanned involvement with four entirely different mermaids is the key to revolutionary change for the transgenics. His fundamental decency, and his love with a special mermaid, show the way. This is a love story with a happy ending.